Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) has achieved the milestone of commissioning 2.8 km of steel pipe line for compressed natural gas (CNG) and the first online CNG retail outlet in Tamil Nadu in Coimbatore on July 20, 2022.

With this the total number of operating CNG stations has increased to 11. It has also commissioned the city gate station at Pichanur village near Madukkarai taluk linking up with the Kochi – Kootanad – Bengaluru – Mangaluru pipeline of GAIL Indian Limited.

IOCL plans to commission about 25 new CNG stations every year from 2022-23. The company will be providing piped natural gas connections to about 900,000 households in the urban and rural areas of Coimbatore district.