Oil companies soon to set up 20 LNG stations on various national highways

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on July 12, 2018 Published on July 12, 2018

Petronet LNG, IndianOil and BPCL among other oil companies will soon put up close to 20 LNG stations on various national highways.

Speaking at a Conference on City Gas Distribution in India organised by the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Director (Finance) at Petronet LNG, V K Mishra said that tenders for these stations would be issued in the next 15 days.

He said that this association of oil companies has also fructified on a pilot project base to feed roughly 5,000 trucks with LNG on leading five national highways, beginning 2019.

“Following its successful experiment, this exercise would have a repeat in subsequent year of 2020 for another estimated 5,000 trucks that can run on national highways on LNG with a fuel cost saving of nearly 25 per cent as well effectively addressing the issue of fuel pollution”, Mishra said.

The required permission to put up such LNG distribution centre on national highways has been given.

In order to broad base the exercise of running trucks on LNG fuel to begin with and subsequently passenger buses also on the same fuel on national highways, the oil companies have already asked the truck manufacturers such as TATAs and Mahendras to accordingly make such trucks as can be fuelled with cheaper and cleaner fuel such as LNG.

Published on July 12, 2018
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