ATGL aims to increase adoption of LNG fuel

Adani Total Gas Ltd (ATGL) is aiming to increase the adoption of LNG as the primary fuel for long-haul commercial vehicles, replacing diesel, through an ecosystem approach.

This includes strategic tie-ups with various stakeholders like auto ancillaries, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), fleet operators, end-use industry, and retrofitment players to advocate for quicker adoption of the fuel.

Over the last two months, ATGL has signed MoUs with alternative fuel system manufacturer Shigan, cryogenic liquid storage, distribution and re-gas solutions provider INOX CVA, and Adani Cement, which engages a large number of fleets for logistics. The company said over the coming months, more such partnerships will be stitched up.

ATGL, which already has a network of over 500 CNG retail outlets nationwide, plans to set up 50 LNG dispensing stations across national highways over the next couple of years, and is already in the process of setting up five stations in the vicinity of Adani portfolio companies in cement and mining sector to make their logistics greener, he said.

The first LNG station is expected to be commissioned at Dahej in Gujarat by the first quarter of the next financial year, he said.

Of India’s total diesel consumption of around 80 million tonnes in a year, roughly 50 million tonnes is consumed by the medium and heavy commercial vehicle (M&HCV) segment.

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