New Delhi, May 30 -- India's top oil and gas producer ONGC have decided to invest Rs 1 lakh crore by 2030 on energy transition projects as it targets net zero carbon emissions by 2038, its chairman Arun Kumar Singh said on Monday.
We have done our internal workings and are now confident that we can achieve net-zero for Scope-1 and Scope-2 emissions by 2038, Singh said.
As per reports, the company is planning to scale up electricity generation from renewable sources from 189 MW to 1 GW by 2030. It already has 5 GW of project planned in Rajasthan and is scouting for a similar capacity, he said adding ONGC would also look at offshore wind farms.
It is also looking at setting up a 1 million tonne per annum green ammonia plant at Mangalore.
ONGC produced 19.584 million tonne (MT) of oil in 2022-23, up from 19.545 MT of previous year. The output is likely to rise to 21.263 MT in the current fiscal (April 2023 to March 2024), to 21.525 MT in 2024-25 and 22.389 MT in the following fiscal.
Natural gas output is slated to rise from 20.636 billion cubic meters (bcm) in 2022-23 to 23.621 bcm in 2023-24, 26.08 bcm in the following year and 27.16 bcm in 2025-26.
This rise in output is due to projects the firm is implementing on both the east and west coast to raise productivity from current fields and bringing new discoveries into production.
As much as Rs 61,200 crore is being invested in 14 development and nine infrastructure projects including KG gas field and rejuvenation of existing producing fields like Mumbai High North and Heera.
Singh pointed out that ONGC has planned a capital expenditure of Rs 30,125 crore in 2023-24, almost same as Rs 30,208 crore spent in the previous fiscal year.
The company, which has 1.62 lakh square kilometer of acreage, is looking to take the acreage to 5 lakh square kilometer by acquiring one lakh square km every year, spending Rs 10,000 crore annually on. (KNN Bureau) Published by HT Digital Content Services with permission from KNN (Knowledge & News Network). For any query with respect to this article or any other content requirement, please contact Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org