India’s ministry of the road, transport and highways has given the green light for the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as fuel for road vehicles.
Minister Nitin Gadkari told reporters that the LNG has been approved as fuel for vehicles with fueling stations expected to be made available across the country, Press Trust of India reports.
Speaking after an agreement with India’s largest importer of liquefied natural gas, Petronet LNG, Gadkari said the standard for the use of LNG as fuel will be defined by a number of ministries including the ministry of Petroleum.
He added that the wider use of LNG as fuel will reduce the cost of road transport.
Prior to the agreement with the ministry, Petronet LNG signed an agreement with the Inland Waterway Authority of India to set up LNG stations along the inland waterways that will provide fuel for LNG-fueled barges.
Petronet is in the process of preparing a detailed feasibility report for setting up LNG facilities at Haldia, Sahibganj, Patna and Ghazipur on NW-I (river Ganges).(source: LNG World News Staff)