India’s gas production rises above pre-Covid level

According to the Directorate General of Hydrocarbons, India’s natural gas production has risen above the pre-Covid level following the output from a KG-D6 field operated by Reliance Industries Limited and its partner BP Plc. Natural gas production in the country in February 2020 was 80 million standard cubic metres per day (mmscmd) and in January 2021 it reached 82 mmscmd. In addition, by the end of February 2021, production is expected to reach 85 mmscmd. While the state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation and Oil India Limited continue to produce at almost the same levels as of November, the total gas production has risen because of R-Series fields in the KG-D6 block commencing production. Further, the production from BP-Reliance block has touched 6 mmscmd and is slated to cross 13 mmscmd by June 2021.