IGL goes full steam ahead in Rewari

Vol 20, PW 16 (04 May 17) News in Brief

Rewari city in Haryana is known for its Steam Locomotive Museum exhibiting Victorian artefacts from the age of speed and modernity.

Possibly inspired by this, Indraprastha Gas is moving at full speed to set up a retail gas network in the area and will this month (May) begin selling CNG from dispensers installed at two Bharat Petroleum petrol stations. "One station is on the highway and the other is closer to the main city," confirms an Indraprastha source.

Delhi-based IGL expects car owners driving to Rewari, 51-km from Gurugram, to buy CNG. "The market will take time to develop," we hear.

Indraprastha plans to commission seven to eight CNG stations in Rewari in 2017-2018 and to lay 325-inch km of pipeline within two years of the date of its PNGRB authorisation: August 19, 2016. Indraprastha also wants to connect 1800 homes with piped gas this fiscal and to begin selling gas to factories and businesses.

It won Rewari in the sixth retail gas licensing round, beating competitors Hindustan Petroleum, Gujarat Petronet and IOC partnering Adani.