AG&P launches two liquified CNG stations in south India
City gas distribution (CGD) company AG&P Pratham, a unit of Singapore-based AG&P, has launched two liquified CNG (LCNG) stations in the southern Indian state of Kerala, the company said on January 23.
The stations have been launched at Kochuveli in Thiruvananthapuram and in Cherthala, Alappuzha. With a capacity to handle 200 metric tons/day of natural gas in each station, the Kochuveli and Cherthala LCNG stations will cater to the requirements of the Thiruvananthapuram and south of Kollam district and Alappuzha and north of Kollam districts respectively.
AG&P Pratham said it is expanding its footprint in the state, with the aim to develop 291 CNG stations, which will serve households, industries, and commercial establishments.
The company is developing CGD networks in three districts of Kerala including Alappuzha, Kollam and Thiruvananthapuram. To date, AG&P Pratham has launched 11 CNG stations in Alappuzha, two in Kollam and seven in the Thiruvananthapuram district. The company plans to launch 23 more CNG stations in the state by March 2023.
AG&P Pratham will be developing 361 km of pipeline network within Trivandrum municipal corporation limits and Cherthala Municipality and Vayalar gram panchayat of Alappuzha district by the end of March this year.
AG&P City Gas is developing 12 CGD networks in India under the brand name AG&P Pratham. In its 12 concessions, AG&P is responsible for developing and operating CNG stations for vehicles, PNG to homes, and the distribution of LNG to industrial and commercial customers. City gas projects in India benefit from marketing exclusivity in their designated areas for eight to ten years and construction exclusivity of related infrastructure for 25 years.
In 2021, AG&P City Gas received a $120mn investment from Osaka Gas and Japan Overseas Infrastructure Investment Corporation for Transport & Urban Development.