(A GOVERNMENT OF WEST BENGAL ENTERPRISE)
ABOUT OUR WORLD
Greater Calcutta Gas Supply Corporation Limited is the only state owned organisation, that deals with eco friendly coal gas which is supplied to thousands of domestic consumers as well as to commercial and industrial units in Kolkata and adjoining districts through underground pipeline.
Greater Calcutta Gas Supply Corporation Limited is presently getting coal gas, from Dankuni Coal Complex, a subsidiary concern of Coal India Limited, since May 25, 1990.
The total gas distribution network of Greater Calcutta Gas Supply Corporation Limited is divided into zones to facilitate regular supply and reliable service of coal gas through underground pipeline.
Greater Calcutta Gas Supply Corporation Limited, in spite of various constraints, is carrying the legacy of supplying coal gas by Oriental Gas Company Ltd. from the days dating back of the Sepoy Mutiny in 1857 and thus can truly claim to the heritage institution and pride of West Bengal.
Greater Calcutta Gas Supply Corporation Limited has a long & chequered history whose origin can be traced back to the days of the Sepoy Mutiny.
Way back in 1857, Kolkata started enjoying coal gas , distributed by the then Oriental Gas Company Ltd. (OGCL) which was set up under Oriental Gas Company Act, 1857 (Act V of 1857) incorporated in England (i.e having headquarters in England). Actual task of production of coal gas was made from its plants at Rajabazar & Howrah.
Signing of MOU with HPCL& GAIL
Memorandum of Understanding has been signed by Greater Calcutta Gas Supply Corporation Limited (GCGSCL), Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), Gas Authority Of India Limited (GAIL) on 17/11/2011 for formation of Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) to construct, lay, develop and operate City Gas Distribution (CGD) Network for natural gas as well as marketing of natural gas in the metropolitan city of Kolkata and adjoining districts of Howrah, Hooghly, Nadia, North 24-Paraganas and South 24-Parganas. The share holding pattern of the proposed Joint venture Company will be 26% for GCGSCL and37 % each for HPCL & GAIL.more >>