Natural Gas Infrastructure and Markets in India

A National Workshop on “Natural Gas Infrastructure and Markets in India” was jointly organised by KPMG and Petrofed on Thursday, March 17th, 2016 under the Prosperity Fund Programme of British High Commission. The workshop presented outcome of study undertaken by KPMG to identify the imperatives for accelerated gas sector development in the country. The event witnessed presence of industry leaders and experts who deliberated on the issues pertaining to gas markets and how they can be addressed through suitable policy measures.


Dr. R. K. Malhotra, Director General, PetroFed welcoming the participants.

(L-R) Dr. R.K. Malhotra, Director General, PetroFed; Ms. Melissa Else, Energy & Resource Security, Energy Climate & Growth Unit, British High Commission; Mr. Anish De, Partner and Head – Strategy & Operations, Infrastructure, Government and Health, KPMG.

Mr. Anish De making his presentation.

Mr. Sarthak N. Behuria, Former Chairman, Indian Oil delivering opening remarks while chairing the session. Others (L-R) Mr. Arvind Mahajan, Partner and Head – Strategy & Operations, Infrastructure, Government and Health, KPMG (IGH); Mr. Nitin Shukla, MD & CEO, Hazira LNG, Mr. Rajeev Mathur, MD, Mahanagar Gas; Mr. Vivek Joshi, ED, Natural Gas Society; Mr. Akhil Mehrotra, Director – Downstream Business, British Gas.

A section of the participants.

Mr. Surjit Ghosh, Partner, Advaita legal making his presentation. Others (L-R) Mr. S. N. Goel, CEO and MD, Indian Energy Exchange, Dr. B. Mohanty, Member, Petroleum & Natural Gas Regulatory Board; Mr. S. K. Soonee, CEO, Power System Operation Corporation Ltd.; Ms. Belo Mao, Sheth, Tax Director, Shell India Markets Pvt Ltd; Mr. Vijay Duggal, GM - Gas, BPCL.

(L-R) Mr. Anish De; Mr. R.S. Butola, Former Chairman, Indian Oil; Mr. Amit Kapur, Partner, J. Sagar Associates; Mr. Stephen C Beatty, Partner, Advisory Services, Head - Global Infrastructure, KPMG; Mr. Vaibhav Chowdhary, National Energy Adviser, British High Commission.