CNG refilling fuel station inaugurated in Bengaluru

In a first, oil giants Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) and Gail Gas Limited have come together to launch a CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) refilling station in Bengaluru. The station was inaugurated off Magadi Road on Sunday.

A senior BPCL official said that it has been decided to open a total of 15 CNG stations in Bengaluru by December this year. Gail will be opening these stations in coordination with BPCL and Indian Oil. In the first phase, three such stations have been planned off Magadi Road, Jigani and Kodigehalli. These locations have been chosen because of the availability of pipelines.

Eventually, the fuel stations will have pipeline and casket connections, he said. It has been observed in other big cities including Delhi, Mumbai and Pune, that once infrastructure for CNG is made available, people switch over to vehicles compatible with it. And that CNG is cost effective helps the cause, he said.

Arun Singh, Executive Director, Retail, BPCL and Partha Jana, Chief General Manager, Gail were present on the occasion along with other officials.

Singh highlighted that CNG has the potential to become the fuel of choice for Bengaluru as it is much cleaner and cheaper compared to petrol and diesel.

In a first, oil giants Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) and Gail Gas Limited have come together to launch a CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) refilling station in Bengaluru. The station was inaugurated off Magadi Road on Sunday.

A senior BPCL official said that it has been decided to open a total of 15 CNG stations in Bengaluru by December this year. Gail will be opening these stations in coordination with BPCL and Indian Oil. In the first phase, three such stations have been planned off Magadi Road, Jigani and Kodigehalli. These locations have been chosen because of the availability of pipelines.

Eventually, the fuel stations will have pipeline and casket connections, he said. It has been observed in other big cities including Delhi, Mumbai and Pune, that once infrastructure for CNG is made available, people switch over to vehicles compatible with it. And that CNG is cost effective helps the cause, he said.

Arun Singh, Executive Director, Retail, BPCL and Partha Jana, Chief General Manager, Gail were present on the occasion along with other officials.

Singh highlighted that CNG has the potential to become the fuel of choice for Bengaluru as it is much cleaner and cheaper compared to petrol and diesel.

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