India’s first LNG plant in Nagpur

India’s first LNG plant in Nagpur inaugurated by Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari

India's first LNG plant in Nagpur
Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari
The Trasport Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurated the India’s first Liquefied Natural Gas facility Plant in Nagpur.
The facility plant has been set up by Baidyanath Ayurvedic Group on Kamptee Road near Nagpur Jabalpur Highway.

Key points :

  • In our economy, we are spending 8 lakh crores for the import of petrol diesel and petroleum products which is a big challenge.
  • Use of ethanol as vehicle fuel would help save at least Rs. 20 a litre despite its lower calorific value than petrol.
  • As trucks run around 98,000 km a year, so after converting into LNG there will be a saving of about Rs. 11 lakh per vehicle in just 9-10 months, and the conversion cost can be easily recovered.
  • This is because the supply of a year has been booked at an advance rate due to which the fuel will be available at Rs 62 a liter as against Rs 72 in the market.

Highlights :

  • LNG is not only being projected as a cheaper alternative to diesel but rates offered at the Nagpur station will be lower than the current market price of the fuel elsewhere.
  • Alternate use of fuels like LNG, CNG or ethanol would bring relief from rising petrol rates.
  • The minister also highlighted the economic advantage of LNG and said data showed that the average cost of conversion of a regular truck engine into an LNG engine was about Rs. 10 lakh.
  • Minister also underlined, surplus in rice, corn and sugar can be used as alternative fuel in order to prevent it from going to waste.

What is LNG?

  • LNG is a clean and cost-effective fuel which has the capability of decreasing Logistics costs.
  • LNG is mainly methane (CH4) with some mixture of ethane (C2H6), that has been cooled down to liquid form for easier non-pressurized storage & transport.
  • It takes up around 1/600th of volume of natural gas in gaseous state.
  • It is odorless, colorless, non-toxic and non-corrosive gas.
  • It will also help in revolutionize the transport sector.
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India's first LNG plant in Nagpur
India’s first LNG plant in Nagpur
India’s first LNG plant in Nagpur

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