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LNG Fuelling Stations across the golden quadrilateral

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  • November 21, 2020
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LNG Fuelling Stations across the golden quadrilateral

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Energy Resources

In news

  • 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.

Key takeaways

  • 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%.

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