Gujarat steps up CNG promotion

Vol 5, PW 1 (28 Feb 01) News in Brief

Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation has signed a MoU with British Gas-owned Gujarat Gas Company to promote Compressed Natural Gas.

After the signing on 22nd February, Gujarat Gas managing director Bob Thomas said the company has a CNG operation in Surat and intends to expand it to Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Vadodora and Ankleshwar. Gujarat Petroleum managing director Sanjay Gupta said the MoU envisages a Rs4cr ($880,000) pilot project that will begin in March and end in July.

Gupta added that moves are underway to include Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation in the agreement. GSTC operates 10,000 buses across the state.

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