NEW DELHI: India is in the process of transporting the gas era, in which liquid gas is approved – liquefied natural gas or imported gas in ships – as cars to help float smoke smoking and carry passengers in the process Green renovation.
The signs encourage green truck and bus manufacturers like Tata Motors, Ashok Leyland, Mahindra and Mahindra and Bharatbenz to embark on gas with the LNG version of their vehicles.
Some of these manufacturers have already requested a “homologation” of the vehicle, a period of 2 to 3 months.
The transformation is carried out by Petronet LNG, the largest importer of LNG in India. But the seed was planted by Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan in November last year with the launch of the first liquefied natural gas buses in India in Kerala as a pilot project.
Since then, the Minister of Road Transport Nitin Gadkari has talked about LNG locomotives and barges.
Encouraged by the results of the pilot test, government approval and response from truck manufacturers, Petronet LNG is setting up 20 stations at service stations on roads along the west coast connecting Delhi to Thiruvananthapuram , Covering a total distance of 4500 km via Mumbai and Bangalore.
“Today he did not think twice before getting on the road in his car because he is sure to get fuel. We want to establish a similar certainty for LNG.
Talks with oil trading companies for liquefied natural gas facilities at Petrol and Oil Organization Safety and Explosives for the Dispatch, “company MD Prabhat Singh told TOI.
This causes the Indian transport sector to enter the latter – after a handful of nations led by the United States and China – the LNG alliance.
In a country where the transportation sector accounts for 40% of diesel sales, the environmental benefits of LNG, in terms of reduced pollution vehicles, will be enormous.
A Morgan Stanley report in 2015 said that natural gas vehicles displaced 1.5 million barrels of oil per day.
That number could double or even increase to 5.6 million barrels per day, which equates to China’s oil imports in 2015, by 2021.
Petronet sees 2.5 lakh new trucks and 85,000 buses join the fleet each year. “In addition, we are also talking with the Gujarat and Kerala truck companies for the management of the 20 and 10 liquefied natural gas buses, respectively, in the first phase.
Overall, we see a potential 8 to 9 million tonnes of annual LNG sales in the automotive sector for at least five years, Singh said.
This is considered a cake large enough to attract private companies over time, such as Reliance Industries and Essar who already manage gas pumps.