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AG&P Pratham wins the India 2022 ‘Energy Company of the Year’ at ‘The Economic Times Energy Leadership Awards’


One of the largest private energy
players in India, AG&P City Gas, operating under the brand name AG&P Pratham,
has been adjudged as the ‘2022 Energy Company of the Year’ in the non-renewable
category. The Economic Times Energy Leadership Awards acknowledges outstanding
companies and individuals that exemplify leadership and operational excellence
in the entire spectrum of the energy sector.

The jury panel lead by Mr. Anil Razdan, former Secretary, Ministry of Power and
Additional Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Government of India
included Mr, D K Sarraf, former Chairperson, Petroleum & Natural Gas Regulatory
Board (PNGRB) and CMD, ONGC, Mr. B Ashok, former Chairman, Indian Oil, Mr.
Ashish Khanna, President, Renewables, Tata Power, Mr. Prachur Sah, Dy CEO, Cairn
Oil & Gas, Mr. V R Sharma, Managing Director, Jindal Steel & Power, Mr. Partha S
Bhattacharyya, former Chairman, Coal India Ltd, Mr. K.S. Popli, former Chairman
and Managing Director, Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA), Mr.
Tim Buckley, Director, Climate Energy Finance and Mr. Pranav R Mehta, Director,
Global Solar Council, Chairman, NSEFI.

Mr. Abhilesh Gupta, Managing Director & CEO, AG&P Pratham said, “We are
immensely thankful to Mr. Anil Razdan and the esteemed jury members for this
incredible award and honour for AG&P Pratham. We are grateful to be acknowledged
for excellence in performance, our culture of safety and innovative
implementation approach that allows us to meet the requirements of multiple
demand centres in parallel instead of sequentially. Despite the hardship of
Covid, we have been able to launch ~170 CNG stations in the last 8 months and
are setting up 2 CNG stations every 3 days. We are strongly focussed as well on
the households and are working hard to bring clean, natural gas to our
customers’ doorstep at a rapid pace.”

Mr. Joseph Sigelman, Chairman & CEO, AG&P Group, said, “AG&P Pratham is
pioneering a clean natural gas network across large areas of Southern and
Northwestern India for vehicles, homes, businesses and factories. We are proudly
and safely building out our system, hooking up more customers every day. On
behalf of our large team who are working so hard and so loyally, we are
extremely honored that Mr. Anil Razdan and the distinguished jury panel have
chosen to recognize AG&P Pratham with this prestigious award.”

AG&P Pratham is developing CGD networks across 12 concessions covering 28
districts across 8% of India and ~80 Mn people in the states of Rajasthan,
Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala. In its twelve concessions,
AG&P Pratham is responsible for developing and operating Compressed Natural Gas
(CNG) stations for vehicles, piped natural gas to homes, and the distribution of
Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) to industrial and commercial customers.

Recently, on June 8th, 2022, AG&P Group was also adjudged the 2022 APAC Company
of the Year (LNG category) at the Energy Council’s ‘Annual Awards of Excellence’
in Singapore.

About AG&P City Gas: Operating under the brand of AG&P Pratham, AG&P City Gas is
one of the largest private City Gas Distribution (CGD) companies in India. The
company is developing CGD networks across 12 concessions in the Indian states of
Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka. and Kerala.

About AG&P Group: Atlantic Gulf & Pacific (AG&P) develops LNG import and
regasification facilities as well as downstream city gas networks. AG&P also
provides engineering and project management services for LNG and other
infrastructure. AG&P is part-owned by Osaka Gas, JBIC (the Japan Bank of
International Cooperation) and Asiya, a publicly-traded Kuwait fund, as well as
its management.


Source: AG&P