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Towards a New Natural Gas Policy

The current approach towards natural gas in India is based on the view that the country is short of this energy resource. It also sees gas as distinct from crude oil. These are not valid propositions. India needs to take a very different approach towards natural gas, if this fuel is to contribute to long-term energy security. For this to happen there must also be long-term stability in policy formulation.

sources such as solar, and conventional energy sources such as coal and hydrocarbons. However, when it comes to natural gas, it seems that the policy regime that it has envisaged is more of following the present policies, which I believe requires a paradigm shift.

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