AG&P the City Gas Distribution (CGD) arm of the Singapore-based AG&P Group, a leading downstream LNG and gas logistics company the global downstream LNG and gas logistics company, has opened its first wholly owned Liquefied & Compressed Natural Gas (LCNG) station in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, under its India City Gas Distribution (CGD) arm – AG&P Pratham. Located at Kalptaru Jodhpur, Rajasthan, the LCNG station comprises of two storage tanks with a capacity of 56 MT of LNG storage and gasification.
“The LCNG station will ensure uninterrupted access natural gas to commercial, industrial, and residential customers not connected to the gas pipeline, including owners and drivers of any CNG-powered vehicle – from auto-rickshaws to taxis, cars and light commercial trucks. This is the first LCNG station in the entire state of Rajasthan,” says the company release.
The city of Jodhpur now has six AG&P Pratham CNG stations in operation in the areas of Diesel Shed, Pal Road, Lalsagar Road, Soorsagar Road, Mandore and Salawas. Three more – two on Pali Highway and one on Banar Road are expected to be commissioned next month. AG&P Pratham is also laying pipelines in Jodhpur to deliver Piped Natural Gas (PNG) directly into thousands of homes, businesses, and factories.
The Maharaja of Jodhpur Gaj Singh has congratulated AG&P Pratham for the LCNG station, which is expected to reduce air pollution in the city.
“Over the next five years, we will be building 50 CNG stations in Jodhpur, Barmer and Jaisalmer and connecting over 2,00,000 households to PNG, ensuring non-stop supply of this safe, low cost and eco-friendly fuel,” said Manish Goswami, Chief Operations Officer, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu & Andhra Pradesh and Head, Technical Services, AG&P.
“AG&P’s India-wide CGD network plans to cover more than 278,000 square kilometer area in 31 districts across five states – Rajasthan in the north, and Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu in the south – and will comprise setting up over 1,500 CNG stations and more than 17,000 inch-km of pipelines,” states the company release.