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1984   GAIL (India) Ltd was formed  
 1987   HVJ (Hazira – Vijaipur – Jagdishpur) Natural Gas pipeline commissioned  
 1989   First Year of profit registered  
 1990   LPG Plant Phase – I at Vijaipur commissioned  
 1992   Gas Marketing functions transferred to GAIL  
 1993   Maiden dividend of Rs. 20 Crores paid to its shareholders  
 1994   First JV Mahanagar Gas Limited formed with British Gas incorporated to implement Mumbai City Gas Distribution project  
 1995   Propane recovery plants at Vijaipur commissioned  
 1996   GAIL listed in NSE, BSE and DSE  
 1997   Government of India granted Navratna status to GAIL  
 1998   Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL) incorporated for supply of gas to household sector, transport sector & commercial consumers in Delhi.  
 1999   LPG plants at Usar and Lakwa commissioned  
 1999   Uttar Pradesh Petrochemical Complex (UPPC) at Pata commissioned with a design capacity of 3 lacs TPA of Ethylene to produce 2. 60 lacs TPA of HDPE & LLDPE.  
 2000   LPG plant at Pata with a design capacity of 2.58 lacs TPA of LPG commissioned  
 2000   Participated in under NELP- I and 2 blocks awarded  
 2001   Jamnagar-Loni LPG Pipeline Project, world’s longest and India's first Cross-Country LPG 1269 km long pipeline commissioned  
 2001   LPG plant at Gandhar commissioned  
 2002   GAIL picks up 12% equity stake in GSEGs 156MW power project in Gujarat  
 2003   GAIL has an initial success in the form of significant gas find in the block A-1 in Myanmar and discovery of Oil and Gas in the Cambay Block.  
 2003   Bhagyanagar Gas Limited, a joint venture of GAIL and HPCL, incorporated in August 2003, in the field of distribution and marketing of Auto LPG, CNG for vehicles and retailing of natural gas in cities of Andhra Pradesh.  
 2003   Vizag- Secunderabad LPG pipeline, the 580 km pipeline with a maximum throughput of 1.16 MMPTPA completed  
 2003   GAIL successfully secures participation in 2 retail gas companies in Egypt, Fayum Gas Company and Shell CNG.  
 2004   Dahej - Vijaipur natural gas pipeline commissioned  
 2004   A wholly-owned subsidiary company GAIL Global (Singapore) Pte Ltd formed in Singapore  
 2004   Platts declares GAIL as the first among Global Gas Utilities based on Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) in its worldwide survey of Top 250 Energy Companies in 2004.  
 2004   Tripura Natural Gas Co. Ltd., a Joint Venture for city gas project in Tripura and UP Central Gas Ltd., a Joint Venture for city gas project with BPCL in Kanpur, incorporated  
 2004   GAIL acquired 15% equity stake in NatGas, Egypt  
 2005   Inauguration of the National Gas Management Centre (NGMC) of GAIL at NOIDA  
 2006   GAIL brings India’s first spot LNG cargo at Dahej  
 2006   GAIL consortium wins 3 CBM blocks in III round of bidding  
 2007   MoP&NG authorization for 5 new major pipelines received  
 2007   Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited, a Joint Venture Company led by GAIL, formed for implementing Assam Gas Cracker Project  
 2007   GAIL forms a Joint Venture Company (JVC) with China Gas Global Energy Holdings Limited.  
 2007   Expansion of Petrochemical Plant at Pata for increasing capacity from 310,000 TPA LLDPE/HDPE to 410,000 TPA completed  
 2008   Dahej - Panvel- Dabhol pipeline commissioned  
 2008   GAIL Gas Limited incorporated for CGD  
 2008   GAIL Gas limited wins the rights for rolling out city gas distribution projects in Meerut, Sonepat, Dewas and Kota.  
 2009   GAIL gets SCOPE Meritorious Award for Corporate Governance for the year 2007-08.  
 2010   Representative Office in Egypt opened  
 2010   GAIL ranked no.1 company among gas utilities in Asia in the Platts Global Ranking.  
2010   GAIL conferred “MoU Excellence Award” for the year 2008-09 by Prime Minister of India  
2010   GAIL ranked no.1 company among gas utilities in Asia in the Platts Global Ranking  
2010   Petroleum Federation of India (PETROFED) Awards 2010 for Oil & gas Marketing – Company of the year  
2011   AIMA Managing India Awards 2011 for Outstanding PSU of the year  
2011   GAIL’s growth strategy for the period 2011-20 approved by the Board  
2011   GAIL started its journey towards “Sustainability Reporting”  
2011   GAIL acquired a 20% stake in Houston-based Carrizo Oil and Gas’s Eagle Ford shale acreage, first instance of a PSU acquiring shale assets in USA  
2011   A wholly-owned subsidiary company GAIL Global (USA) Inc. formed in Houston, USA and an office was opened  
2011   Office of GAIL Global (Singapore) Pte Ltd opened in Singapore  
2011   GAIL won rights to lay a 1550-km, $1bn natural gas pipeline from Surat in Gujarat to Paradip in Orissa, connecting west to east coast  
2012   GAIL conferred MoU Excellence Award for the year 2009-10 for Best Performing CPSE in the Petroleum Sector consecutively for second year  
2012   GAIL has been ranked World’s No. 1 in Downstream Operations in Platts Global Energy Awards  
2012   GAIL signed a 20-year agreement with Sabine Pass Liquefaction LLC, a unit of Cheniere Energy Partners, for supply of 3.5 MMPTA/year of LNG  
2012   GAIL published its first sustainability report  
2012   GAIL become only company from Oil and Gas sector to be included in BSE Greenex, India's first energy efficient index  
2012   GAIL’s 2200 km Dahej-Vijaipur-Dadri-Bawana-Nangal-Bhatinda cross-country pipeline inaugurated by Prime Minister  
2012   GSPA signed between GAIL and TurkrnenGaz for Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) Gas Pipeline Project