LNG Fuelling Stations across the golden quadrilateral
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Energy Resources
- Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel recently laid the foundation stone for the first 50 LNG fuelling stations, across the golden quadrilateral and major National Highways.
- Government will set up LNG stations at the distance of 200-300 km on golden quadrilateral, and within 3 years, 1000 LNG stations on all major roads, industrial hubs and mining areas shall be commissioned.
- These fifty LNG stations will be set up and commissioned in partnership by country’s Oil & Gas majors such as IOCL, BPCL, HPCL, GAIL, etc.
Important value additions
- Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is natural gas (predominantly methane, CH4, with some mixture of ethane, C2H6) that has been cooled down to liquid form for ease and safety of non-pressurized storage or transport.
- LNG is almost 40% cheaper than diesel.
- It also causes very less pollution.
- LNG use in trucks can reduce Sulphur oxide emissions by 100% and Nitrous oxides emissions by 85%.