Govt. taking steps for promotion of CNG services in the country

As per Minimum Work Program assigned by PNGRB through competitive bidding the authorized entities will set up 8181 CNG stations across the country over a period of 8-10 years.

Aug 12, 2021 02:08 IST India Infoline News Service

Minister of State in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas Rameswar Teli informed Rajya Sabha in a written reply that Union Government is taking steps for the promotion of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) services in the country.

The number of CNG stations in various States/UTs as of March 31, 2021, is at Annexure. Petroleum & Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) is the authority to grant authorization to the entities for developing of City Gas Distribution (CGD) network includes CNG stations, in Geographical Areas (GAs) as per PNGRB Act, 2006. 

PNGRB identifies GAs for authorizing the development of CGD network in synchronization with the development of natural gas pipeline connectivity and natural gas availability.

As per Minimum Work Program assigned by PNGRB through competitive bidding the authorized entities will set up 8181 CNG stations across the country over a period of 8-10 years. Prices of CNG are market determined.

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