In a notable development, AG&P has opened Tamil Nadu’s first ever natural gas mother station in Ramanathapuram under its brand AG&P Pratham. The new Mother Station, located at Valantharavi, will receive natural gas directly from the nearby GAIL gas treatment facility and will be distributed by commercial trucks to CNG stations across the district. The virtual pipeline will allow the public immediate access to natural gas, a clean and cost-effective fuel.
AG&P Pratham will serve the PNGRB declared six districts out of the 12 districts in Tamil Nadu, namely, Kanchipuram, Changalpattu. Vellore, Ranipet and Tirupathur. With a line booster compressor of capacity 1500 SCMH and a CNG compressor of capacity 1200 SCMH, the AG&P Pratham Mother Station in Ramanathapuram will operate 24/7. AG&P is also working closely with its partner companies, HPCL, BPCL, IOCL, and OEMs, retrofitters, among others, to ensure reliable supply of gas to the districts. AG&P Pratham’s Mother Station will initially supply compressed natural gas to CNG stations, giving vehicles access to a superior fuel in place of costlier and heavy polluting fuels such as diesel and petrol.