Adani Total Gas (ATGL) has revealed its ambitious plan to construct more than 1,800 compressed natural gas (CNG) stations within the next 7-10 years. The CEO of ATGL, Suresh P Manglani, made this announcement in the company’s annual report for FY23.
ATGL is a joint venture between Adani Group and Total Energies. Adani Total Gas is the largest city gas distribution (CGD) player in India. The company operates in 33 geographical areas (GAs) across 12 states. ATGL currently manages 82 CNG stations and has established a vast natural gas pipeline network. The pipeline network spans over 6,500 kilometers.
The expansion of CNG stations aligns with ATGL’s strategy to enhance the proportion of natural gas in India’s energy mix to 15% by 2030. CNG is regarded as a clean and efficient fuel, capable of mitigating air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. Moreover, it is comparatively more economical than petrol or diesel.
The construction of new CNG stations will significantly enhance the availability and accessibility of CNG fuel for consumers in India. This development is expected to fuel the demand for CNG vehicles, contributing to a reduction in the country’s reliance on fossil fuels.
Here are some of the benefits of CNG:
- It is a clean and efficient fuel that can help to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
- It is a relatively cheaper fuel than petrol or diesel.
- It is available at a wide network of CNG stations across India.
- CNG vehicles are more fuel-efficient than petrol or diesel vehicles, which can save consumers money on fuel costs.
- CNG vehicles have lower emissions than petrol or diesel vehicles, which can help to improve air quality.