No change in gas supply preference, urea remains top priority

Fearing backlash from farmers, a high-powered ministerial panel on Wednesday rejected a proposal to cut natural gas supplies to urea plants and divert that fuel to power companies.

EGoM on gas postponed

The EGoM headed by Defence Minister A K Antony was scheduled to meet on Tuesday to consider abolishing the priority ranking in natural gas allocation so that fuel currently consumed by urea plants can also be diverted to fuel-starved power plants.

Gujarat alleges `discrimination` in gas allocation

Alleging that Centre was `discriminating` against Gujarat in allocating gas, state government said it resulted in loss of Rs 340 crore in past 2 years and closing of gas-based Dhuvaran power station.