GAIL (India) established on 16th August, 1984 was erstwhile known as Gas Authority of India Limited. It was incorporated with an objective to create gas sector infrastructure for sustained development of the natural gas sector in the country.
It is India's flagship natural gas company integrating all aspects of the natural gas value chain including exploration and production, processing, transmission, distribution and marketing and related services.
The 2800-km Hazira-Vijaipur-Jagdishpur (HVJ) pipeline became operational in 1991. During 1991-93, three LPG plants were constructed and some regional pipelines were acquired, enabling GAIL to begin its regional gas distribution in various parts of India.
The company began its city gas distribution in Delhi in 1997 by setting up nine CNG stations, catering to the city's vast public transport fleet. In 1999, GAIL set up northern India's only petrochemical plant at Pata.
GAIL became the first Infrastructure Provider Category II Licensee and signed the country's first Service Level Agreement for leasing bandwidth in the Delhi-Vijaipur sector in 2001, through its telecom business GAILTEL. In 2001, GAIL commissioned world's longest and India's first cross country LPG Transmission Pipeline from Jamnagar to Loni.
The company today has reached new milestones with its strategic diversification into petrochemicals, telecom and liquid hydrocarbons, besides gas infrastructure. It has also extended its presence in power, liquefied natural gas re-gasification, city gas distribution and exploration and production through equity and joint ventures participations. Incorporating the new-found energy into its corporate identity, Gas Authority of India was renamed GAIL (India) Limited on November 22, 2002.
GAIL is also expanding its business to become a player in the international market. In a rapidly changing scenario, company is spearheading the move to a new era of clean fuel industrialisation, creating a quadrilateral of green energy corridors that connect major consumption centres in India with major gas fields, LNG terminals and other cross border gas sourcing points.
GAIL's Business Portfolio includes: