Country’s First LNG Pump Opened In Nagpur, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari Inaugurated

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Nagpur, 13th July 2021: The prices of conventional fuel petrol and diesel are skyrocketing in India. In such a situation, the government is very cautious about other fuel options. Recently, Union Minister for Road, Highways and Transport Nitin Gadkari inaugurated the country’s first commercial Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) plant in Nagpur. In the inaugural function, Nitin Gadkari emphasized the importance of alternative biofuels in the energy sector.


The plant has been set up on an empty Road near Nagpur-Jabalpur Highway. On this occasion, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said We are spending 8 lakh crore rupees for the import of petrol, diesel and petroleum products. We have formulated a policy that will encourage the use of indigenous Ethanol, Bio-CNG, LNG and Hydrogen fuels in the country as well as work on an alternative to imported fuel.


Increased use of alternative fuels like LNG, CNG or ethanol will provide relief from rising petrol prices. He described this alternative fuel as a revolutionary change for transportation.


Nitin Gadkari said, “That the use of ethanol as a vehicle fuel will help in saving Rs 20 per litre as compared to petrol. The economic benefits of LNG, he said that the data shows that the average cost of converting a conventional truck engine to LNG engine is Rs 10 lakh. Trucks travel about 98,000 km in a year. Thus, after converting to LNG, there will be a saving of Rs 11 lakh per vehicle in 9-10 months.”


Addressing the media during the opening of the country’s first LNG plant, the Transport Minister said that LNG is emerging as the most preferred fuel for long-distance transportation across the world. Many countries like the US, Canada and Brazil already have flex engines. He said that the price of the vehicle remains the same, be it petrol or a flex engine.