Press Esc to close

GAIL India loses Tanzania gas block to Singapore firm

New Delhi, Dec 1, 2013, PTI: 22:26 IST
Gas transmission and marketing company GAIL India has lost out on a bid to acquire Ophir Energy's stake in gas blocks in Tanzania to Singapore's Pavilion Energy. Reuters file photo
Gas transmission and marketing company GAIL India has lost out on a bid to acquire Ophir Energy’s stake in gas blocks in Tanzania to Singapore’s Pavilion Energy.

GAIL was keen to buy part of Ophir Energy plc’s 40 per cent stake in Blocks 1, 3 and 4, which are estimated to hold an estimated 15 trillion cubic feet of gas reserves.

It was, however, outbid by Pavilion which offered to pay $1.3 billion for a 20 per cent stake in three gas blocks offshore Tanzania in East Africa.

GAIL had put a price of about $600 million for a 10 per cent interest.

Pavilion Energy, established by Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund Temasek earlier this year, in a statement last month announced the acquisition saying the transaction is scheduled to be completed in the first quarter of 2014.

The firm said it has “entered into an agreement to purchase 20 per cent interest in Tanzania blocks 1, 3 and 4 from Ophir Energy plc for a consideration of $1.28 billion.”

The acquisition will help the company diversify its supply of LNG to meet growing Asian demand. The first deliveries from Tanzania blocks are scheduled to start in 2020.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Indian Air force paratroopers perform maneuvers at Bamhrauli Air station as the Indian Air Force ...

Indian Air force paratroopers perform maneuvers at Bamhrauli Air station as the Indian Air Force ...

Indian Mens Hockey team celebrates their birth in the final of the Hero Asia Cup 2017 with a...

Indian Mens Hockey team celebrates their birth in the final of the Hero Asia Cup 2017 with a...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the maiden voyage of Ro-Ro Ferry Service between Ghogha and Dahej...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the maiden voyage of Ro-Ro Ferry Service between Ghogha and Dahej...

India's Kuldeep Yadav celebrates the wicket of New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson during the...

India's Kuldeep Yadav celebrates the wicket of New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson during the...

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at a ...

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at a ...

Spain's Garbine Muguruza in action during her group stage match against Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko...

Spain's Garbine Muguruza in action during her group stage match against Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko...

Meng Meng, one of the two giant Chinese panda bears, is seen at the Zoo in Berlin, Germany July 5...

Meng Meng, one of the two giant Chinese panda bears, is seen at the Zoo in Berlin, Germany July 5...

Father Nicolas Maine blesses bikers' helmets during a

Father Nicolas Maine blesses bikers' helmets during a "Blessing of the Bikes" ceremony at Saint...

Arsenal's Sead Kolasinac in action with Everton's Nikola Vlasic during Premier League match at ...

Arsenal's Sead Kolasinac in action with Everton's Nikola Vlasic during Premier League match at ...

A volunteer uses a water hose to fight a wildfire near houses on the outskirts of Obidos...

A volunteer uses a water hose to fight a wildfire near houses on the outskirts of Obidos...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.