AG&P Pratham launched the first liquified compressed natural gas (LCNG) station near Manthangal village in Ranipet district of Tamil Nadu. It will act as a local storage point to which gas will be brought in liquid form by trucks from the liquified natural gas terminal in Ennore operated by Indian Oil Corporation Limited and from Kochi, operated by Petronas LNG.
The new station is expected to benefit more than 30,000 households and 325 industrial and commercial establishments. AG&P Pratham has already laid 45 km of pipelines surrounding the station. Further, the company will be developing a 300 km-pipeline network in the Vellore-Ranipet area by the end of 2022-23. AG&P Pratham has an investment of Rs 27 billion planned for Tamil Nadu over the next eight years.