AG&P Pratham signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Government of Karnataka for development of city gas distribution (CGD) network to supply natural gas across 15 districts in the state.
Under this, AG&P will invest Rs 80 billion over the next eight years to build CGD networks in districts of Kolar, Mysuru, Mandya, Chamrajnagar, Hassan, Chikkamagaluru, Kodagu, Bagalkot, Koppal, Raichur, Kalaburagi, Vijayapura, Shivamogga, Uttara Kannada and Haveri. The area being developed accounts for more than 55 per cent of the state’s geographical area (GA) and 42 per cent of its population. It plans to lay pipelines spanning over a length of approximately 1000 km and MDPE pipelines across 5000 km to bring natural gas to 5 million households and several industries and commercial establishments. It also plans to set up around 600 compressed natural gas (CNG) stations and liquified natural gas (LNG) stations to service the transport sector.
Till date, AG&P has launched 60 CNG/LNG stations in the state, while several such stations are at various stages of development. The company has also developed about 200 km of steel pipeline and has started providing household connections and industrial connections in Mysuru city.