In a notable development, AG&P Pratham, the city-gas distribution (CGD) arm of Singapore-based (Atlantic Gulf and Pacific) AG&P Group has plans to set up 11 compressed natural gas (CNG) stations and provide piped natural gas (PNG) supply to 41,311 households in Ramanathapuram district over the next eight years. The laying of steel pipeline in Ramanathapuram and Keelakarai has been initiated. In a few years, there will be easy access to CNG and PNG for households, commercial establishments and industrial units in this region.

AG&P has been authorised to develop CGD networks in Vellore, Ranipet, Tirupattur, Ramanathapuram, Kancheepuram and Chengalpet districts. The company aims to provide 10,000 PNG domestic registrations and seven compressed natural gas supply in the region by December 2022.