Land Transport Dept. says natural gas consumption increases by 80%

July 12th, 2008 - 12:49 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

The Department of Land Transport reports that vehicles’ consumption of natural gases, especially the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), has increased by more than 80%.

The caretaker Director-General of the Land Transport Department, Mr. Chairat Sa-nguansue (ชัยรัตน์ สงวนซื่อ), says more than 300 cars in Bangkok and the vicinities have turned to use LPG as an installation of LPG tanks is cheaper than compressed natural gas (CNG) and there are more LPG stations. Last month, there are more than 300,000 vehicles which use natural gases as reported by the users. 260,000 of them use LPG while the rest use CNG.

However, Mr. Chairat refers to the department’s inspection with gas tank installers and testers, saying the number of vehicles which use natural gases exceeds one million.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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