India hopes to Nearly Triple Natural Gas use


India wants to increase its use of natural gas by 2.5 times before 2030, Prime Minister Narenda Modi said recently.

In a recent article by Haley Zaremba in, Modi lays out part of the nation’s effort to shift away from India’s reliance on crude oil and its byproducts. Modi spoke at a New Delhi ceremony laying the foundation for a nationwide system of city gas distribution networks, with some 129 projects already under way.

India’s power grid is three-fourth’s reliant on coal-fired generation, with hydroelectricity supplying much of the rest. The nation plans to dramatically increase its solar capacity and, according to the story, will likely increase its use of natural gas in the overall energy mix to more than 6.5 percent.

Gas-fired turbine technologies and emerging markets are both part of the content at POWER-GEN International conference and exhibition December 4-6 in Orlando. Click here to read more about the content in the event happening next week.

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