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Natural Gas Sector Reform in India: Case Study of a Hybrid Market Design
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Program on Energy and Sustainable Development Working Paper #43

July 2005

The state-owned Indian natural gas sector has been slowly moving towards deregulation for close to a decade. However, rather than wholly introducing free market forces into the existing state-managed sector, India has developed a separate, almost entirely decontrolled gas market alongside the existing sector.

The major challenge to complete gas sector reform that remains is how to transition gas users from the state-managed sector to the free market. This paper explains the origins of this hybrid market and its likely evolution.

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