Government aims to set up 1,000 LNG stations in next three years

The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoPNG), along with the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers Association (SIAM), has identified 1,000 locations in India for setting up commercially viable liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuelling stations over the next three years. This is in line with the MoPNG’s stated intention of raising the share of natural gas in the energy mix from 6 per cent to 15 per cent by 2030. According to SIAM, automakers such as Eicher and Tata Motors are interested in manufacturing LNG vehicles.