The test project will start this year at Petronet’s facilities around Dahej in Gujarat. There, a storage hub/filling station will be set up.
To carry on the initiative, A K Balyan, managing director and CEO of the firm, told the portal Business Standard that he also aims to make an association with Chart, a US-based manufacturer of LNG kits.
According to the data provided by Indraprastha, the gas distributor in Delhi, CNG is 36 per cent cheaper than diesel. Moreover, the consumption of LNG would be even cheaper.
“Vehicles can directly fill LNG in its tanks. In liquid form, the same container is able to receive three times the CNG volume to travel long distances”, explained Balyan.