The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has said no new gas-based power plants will be set up in the country till 2015-16, as the natural gas output is expected to fall considerably.

The CEA in a letter to states indicated that as per Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas reports India's natural gas production is likely to fall by 35 per cent to 27.64 million metric standard cubic metre per day (mmscmd) in the next fiscal and may further dip by another 12 per cent to 24.22 mmscmd in 2013-14.