BMA to propose draft to assist establishment of CNG stations

December 20th, 2007 - 9:54 am ICT by admin  

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is preparing to propose a draft that will favor the establishment of CNG stations throughout the capital. Deputy Chief of the BMA Bansopit Maekvichai (บรรณโศภิษฐ์ เมฆวิชัย) stated that a meeting of city planners has decided that the banning of LPG stations and endorsement of CNG or NGV stations will help the nation to move towards the policy of alternative energy use.

The new plan is in line with a Cabinet ruling to slowly phase out the use of LPG to be replaced by NGV. Nonetheless, regulations will govern the placement of CNG stations such as the station must be near a public road no less than 12 meters in width.

The draft awaits approval from all involved parties and will also undergo revision by city planners. It is estimated that the plan will take effect in the very near future.

Source : National News Bureau Public Relations Department

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