Andhra Pradesh gets its first Liquified Compressed Natural Gas station in Kadapa

With a capacity to handle 100 tons of natural gas a day, the Kadapa LCNG station will cater to the requirements of YSR and Annamayya districts.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  13 Jan 2023 4:15 AM GMT
Andhra Pradesh gets its first Liquified Compressed Natural Gas station in Kadapa

YSR Kadapa: Andhra Pradesh's first Liquified Compressed Natural Gas (LCNG) station was launched by AG&P Pratham, one of the leading players in the Indian City Gas Distribution (CGD) industry, at APIIC Industrial Park in Kadapa of YSR district. The LCNG station was inaugurated by the Deputy Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Amzath Basha Shaik Bepari.

Launching the LCNG station the Deputy CM said, "The use of CNG has several merits over traditional fuels like diesel and petrol and we want to promote its use and help create an environmental-friendly ecosystem in Andhra Pradesh. Natural gas helps reduce air pollution caused by vehicles and industries and helps the country move towards responsible growth and energy sufficiency."

He further said the government of Andhra Pradesh encourages companies like AG&P Pratham to continue their work in the state to ensure the faster roll-out of natural gas for CNG, industrial, commercial and domestic segments.

With the launch of this new station, the residents of Kadapa and nearby areas have a source of this green fuel. Through this LCNG station, people in the areas of APHB Colony, Prakash Nagar, Sankara Puram, Pakkirapalli, Arvind Nagar, Reddy Colony, Bhgyamagar Colony, NGO Colony, Yeramukapalli, Maruti Nagar. Sainik Nagar, Ramanjeya Puram, Tilak Nagar, YSR Colony, Telecom Nagar, Vidhyut Nagar, RK Nagar, and RTC Colony will have access to natural gas.

Abhilesh Gupta, the MD and CEO of AG&P Pratham, said the launch of the first LCNG station is a commitment to make Andhra Pradesh adopt natural gas as an alternate fuel in households, industries, commercial and transport segments. "AG&P Pratham aims to develop 300+ CNG stations, serve 26+ lakhs houses, 10000+ commercial establishments and 150+ industries generating 7000+ employment in the next eight years across Andhra Pradesh," he said.

With a capacity to handle 100 tons of natural gas a day, the Kadapa LCNG station will cater to the requirements of YSR and Annamayya districts. The company will develop a 150-km pipeline network in Kadapa town of YSR district by the end of FY23. The new station will benefit 4,000 households, three industrial and 10 commercial establishments across Kadapa by March 2023. AG&P Pratham plans to launch two more LCNG stations in Andhra Pradesh in Ojili, Tirupati district and in Rapthadu village, Anantapur district in the near future.

AG&P Pratham is developing CGD networks in seven districts of Andhra Pradesh, including Sri Balaji, Chittoor, SPSR Nellore, YSR, Annamayya, Sri Sathya Sai and Anantapur. To date, AG&P Pratham has launched 21 CNG stations in Anantapur, YSR, Annamayya, and Sri Sathya Sai districts, 15 in SPSR Nellore and Sri Balaji Districts, and nine in Chittoor district. The company plans to launch seven more CNG stations in the state by March 2023.

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