Energy Ministry persuades taxis to use compressed natural gas instead of LPG

November 23rd, 2007 - 1:25 pm ICT by admin  

Bangkok, November 23 (PRD), The Ministry of Energy promotes taxis to use Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) instead of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) as the prices of LPG will rise in December.

Energy Minister Piyasvasti Amranand (ปิยสวัสดิ์ อัมระนันทน์) delivers a speech during a seminar on the promotion of Natural Gas Vehicles (NGV) among taxi drivers. The seminar is attended by more then 300 taxi operators, taxi drivers, government units, as well as the private sector.

The minister says the government promotes the use of NGV to prevent effects from an increase of LPG prices on taxi drivers. He states that the government needs to float LPG prices in December due to oil price hikes in the global market which have distorted LPG prices.

Mr Piyasvasti also reports that the government expedites a plan to create confidence in the use of NGV among taxis by expanding gas stations which distribute compressed natural gas and providing financial support for taxi drivers who wish to modify their cars to NGV.

Source : National News Bureau Public Relations Department

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