Indraprastha Gas reduced operating costs which in turn led to margin expansion, said AK Jana, MD of the company.
Speaking in an interview to CNBC-TV18, he said, “We have reached 93 percent of pre-COVID levels in volume in the CNG segment.”
He said volumes from the transport segment were lower because of many employees working from home, and also because of schools opting for online classes.
At the same time, there were indications that more people were preferring their own personal vehicles.
“Because of social distancing people are preferring their own car. The private car conversion is very high. During pre-COVID around 5,000 cars were getting converted in a month whereas today it’s going more than 7,000 and by end of November it will be touching 10,000,” he added.
He said that in oil marketing companies (OMC) operated stations, the revenue share is 60 percent for OMCs and 40 percent for IGL.
“It will take some time to finalize increase in trade margin as asked by OMCs,” he added.
“We are back to volume of 6 million standard cubic metres a day (mmscmd) in October and November and we will be able to do volume of 6.3 mmscmd in Q3,” Jana said.
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