OIL & GAS

2,000 fueling stations on Delhi-Mumbai Expressway, priority to LNG: Nitin Gadkari

“LNG is the fuel for the future and the cost economics compared with diesel works to a saving of at least 50-60 per cent,” Gadkari said while speaking at the Conference on Future Fuels for Transportation organised by FICCI.

Government plans to soon allot land for 2,000 fueling stations on the Delhi-Mumbai expressway highway, with priority given to Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) stations, Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways said at an event here.

“LNG is the fuel for the future and the cost economics compared with diesel works to a saving of at least 50-60 per cent,” Gadkari said while speaking at the Conference on Future Fuels for Transportation organised by FICCI.

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Petronet LNG, India’s largest natural gas importer is in talks with state-owned city gas distribution players like Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL) and Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation (GSPC) to jointly set-up liquefied natural gas (LNG) pumps in six locations, initially, on the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway, Prabhat Singh, chief executive officer (CEO) had earlier told ETEnergyWorld.

Also, government-owned gas utility GAIL (India) is planning to build 90 LNG stations across the golden quadrilateral, ET reported earlier this month.

Gadkari while speaking at the event said that the country can produce bio aviation fuel in tribal and rural areas and reduce the import burden of the country.

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