GAIL Gas and Confidence Petroleum India Limited (CPIL) signed an agreement for setting up 100 compressed natural gas (CNG) stations in Bengaluru with a view to strengthen the network supplying clean CNG to automobiles in the city. Reportedly, CPIL will set up and operate 100 CNG stations and associated facilities of GAIL Gas in Bengaluru. The CNG stations will be constructed over a period of three years. The new CNG stations are expected to be located in core areas of the city or at CPIL’s auto liquified petroleum outlet retail outlets.

In a bid to optimise uptake of CNG and improve its accessibility, GAIL Gas has been adopting various models of CNG dispensing in the city. At present, GAIL Gas has installed 55 CNG stations in Bengaluru. CNG is priced at Rs 51.50 per kg in the city.

GAIL Gas is the city gas distribution subsidiary of state-owned GAIL (India) Ltd. It is implementing city gas network in 52 cities and towns in India. The company has connected more than 0.61 million households with piped cooking gas and operates nearly 190 CNG stations. CPIL is a private gas retailer and operates 209 Auto LPG dispensing stations in 22 states.