The Union Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoPNG) has stated that Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has achieved a highest natural gas production from its Gujarat gas fields for the month of November.
In a statement the Ministry said that as against the planned monthly natural gas production of 95.87 million cubic meters (mcm), ONGC produced 153.992 mcm of natural gas from its Gujarat assets during November, achieving 160 per cent of the planned production.
This is the highest production achieved among other exploration companies in the country for the month.Data from the MoPNG showed that overall planned target for gas production for November was 3,427.831 mcm. This included production of coal bed methane (CBM).
Exploration players including ONCG, Oil India and other private players or joint ventures achieved 3262.309 mcm of gas production, showing the overall shortfall of 5 per cent from the planned production for all the players.
ONGC was nearest to achieve the monthly planned production, as its overall gas production was short by just 1 per cent.
Oil India's gas production for the month was short by over 10 per cent from the planned production and private or JVCs fell short by over 9 per cent to achieve the planned monthly natural gas production.
In November, ONGC's total gas production stood at 1930.374 mcm (including offshore production) against planned production of 1952.120 mcm.