Gujarat to increase number of CNG stations to 300

January 31st, 2009 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS  

Gandhinagar, Jan 31 (IANS) The Gujarat government will increase the number of compressed natural gas (CNG) stations in the state to 300 from the present 120 as part of its initiatives to promote clean fuel, Minister of State for Energy and Petrochemicals Saurabh Patel said here Saturday. Speaking at the concluding day of the ‘Oil and Gas Conservation Fortnight’ (OGCF-2009) campaign, Patel said: “Eco-friendliness of natural gas is beyond doubt. As the demand is increasing, the number of CNG stations in the state would be increased to 300 to fight global warming.”

The OGCF, a nationwide campaign jointly carried out by the state-run Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) and public sector oil companies for promoting fuel efficiency in the country, began Jan 15 and concluded Saturday.

The event is being organised every year since 1991.

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