Ahmedabad, November 9, 2020: AdaniGas Ltd. [“AGL”], has signed a Definitive Agreement for acquisition of 3 Geographical Areas namely Ludhiana, Jalandhar and Kutch (East).
All 3 GAs have high volumes potential in terms of demand of over 6.5 MMSCMD over a period 10 Years.These GA’s are under Phase 1 of Bharat Mala Pariyojana by NHAI which will further boost the development and volume growth.
Ludhiana and Jalandhar are twin cities of Punjab and are major Industrial and Commercial hubs with very high-volume potential of CNG and PNG homes. Both Cities are in the vicinity of the pipeline connectivity.
Kutch (East) in Gujarat is poised to take centre stage for the Industrial Development in Gujarat.AGL has strong presencein Gujarat. Kutch (East) is well connected with pipeline and R-LNG terminal infrastructures making Kutch (East) an attractive destination for the development of CGD network.
Given the availability of pipeline connectivity in the surroundings, all the 3 GAs shall offer early monetisation opportunity to AGL.
With the addition of these 3 GAs, AGL shall now have a presence in 22 GAs as a standalone entity and additional 19 Gas with JV partner with IOCL aggregating its tally to 41 Gas (74 Districts) ensuring AGL’s continued leadership in CGD Business in India.
The transaction is subject to necessary regulatory and other customary approvals.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Suresh P Manglani, CEO, Adani Gas said,These 3 GAs offer high PNG and CNG volume stogether with excellent infrastructure growth opportunities. Adani Gas tally of GAs shall now increase to 22 GAs. This transformational acquisition shall allow AGL to supply cleaner fuels – PNG in fulfilling much awaited aspirations of large number of homes, Commercial and Industrial consumers, Gurudwara, hotels, restaurants and environmental friendly CNG to automotive consumers in Ludhiana, Jalandhar and Kutch (East) GAs. This initiative by AGL shall further support the vision of central and state governments to provide PNG and CNG to all.”
We will aim to fast track the infrastructure developments across all these GAs. These 3 GAs shall add significant high volumes and infrastructure developments and will take AGL to a high growth trajectory. With the strong parentage of AGL, the residents of Ludhiana, Jalandhar and Kutch (East) shall also be beneficiary of best in class CGD networks, operations, maintenance, digital and customer centric approach with continued focus on Health & Safety, community development and better returns to the stakeholders.
About Adani Gas
Adani Gas Limited is one of India’s leading private players in developing City Gas Distribution (CGD) networks to supply Piped Natural Gas (PNG) to Industrial, Commercial, Domestic (residential) customers and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) to the transport sector. Given its gas distribution mandate catering to 38 Geographical Areas (GAs) which accounts for 8% of India’s population, AGL plays a significant role in the nation’s efforts in enhancing the share of natural gas in its energy mix. Of these 38 GAs, 19 are managed by AGL and the rest are managed by Indian Oil-Adani Gas Private Limited (IOAGPL) – a 50:50 joint venture between Adani Gas Limited and Indian Oil Corporation Limited.
Inorganic Growth Opportunity
GAs were a part of 3rd Round Bidding & are authorized to a consortium
Common obligations and compliance requirements as all 3 GAs from the same round, No CNG stations Obligation
2 GA’s present in State of Punjab where AGL has no presence but strategically desired
Punjab GAs (2) are City/Urban Areas
Kutch- East is in the stronghold state of Adani
No Legacy of assets and customers – GA’s are almost untouched
The GA’s have completed the lock in period and renunciation possible legally
All the GA’s have Pipeline connectivity