Indraprastha Gas Ltd, the city gas distributor in the National Capital Region, said its CNG compression capacity of over 7 million kg per day is more than enough to meet the fuel demand after the Supreme Court’s decision banning diesel taxis in the city. Narendra Kumar, Managing Director of IGL said in a statement, “While the current average daily CNG sale of IGL is over 2.5 million kg per day, the existing refuelling infrastructure of IGL is enough to dispense over 3.5 million kg per day through a comfortable fuelling experience to our customers.”
The statement added further that 73 new CNG filling facilities have been set up at retail outlets of oil marketing companies like Indian Oil, BPCL and HPCL since January 2016. “While 52 out of these fuelling facilities are located in Delhi, 21 are in the nearby towns of Greater Noida and Ghaziabad. Another 17 CNG fuelling stations would be set up by the end of the month thereby taking the total number of CNG fuelling facilities of IGL to 414,” the statement said.
IGL has also introduced differential pricing by offering a discount of ? 1.5 per kg on the selling price of CNG for filling between 12 a.m. to 5 a.m. in order to incentivise non-peak hour refuelling. The company which provides the fuel over 8,50,000 vehicles in NCR, claims the CNG at current price levels offers over 57 per cent saving towards running cost compared to petrol driven vehicles. As compared to running cost of diesel vehicles, IGL claims CNG offers savings of 28 per cent. Jordy Nelson Authentic JerseyShare This