AG&P, the global downstream liquefied natural gas (LNG) and gas logistics company, has commissioned its first two compressed natural gas (CNG) stations in Tamil Nadu. The two outlets have been opened at Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited at Semmamdam, Rameswaram, Ramanathapuram, and Indian Oil Corporation Limited at Senthil filling station at Mandapam road, Ramnathapuram under its brand AG&P Pratham.
AG&P Pratham stations will provide access to CNG for the first time to vehicles in the region in line with the government’s mission to transition to greener and smarter fuels. AG&P will open up another CNG station by the end of the year at Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited, ECR Junction, Ramanathapuram. According to the AG&P, it aims to establish a clean and green corridor between Madurai and Rameswaram by setting up CNG stations.
The Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board has awarded exclusive rights for city gas distribution (CGD) infrastructure development to AG&P in Ramanathapuram district for the next 25 years. It will cover the supply of CNG for vehicles, as well as piped natural gas for residential, industrial and commercial use. The company holds 12 CGD licences to provide natural gas in a total of 31 districts in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, and Rajasthan.