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13/01/2023 11:39am

First Liquefied CNG Station of Andhra Pradesh comes up in Kadapa

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Kadapa, Jan 13 (KNN) Andhra Pradesh’s first Liquefied Compressed Natural Gas (LCNG) station comes up at APIIC Industrial Park in Kadapa of YSR district.

The LCNG Station that is set up by AG&P Pratham, one of the leading players in the Indian City Gas Distribution (CGD) industry, was inaugurated by the Deputy Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Amzath Basha Shaik Bepari on Thursday.


Member of Parliament, Kadapa, Y S Avinash Reddy, Abhilesh Gupta, Managing Director & CEO, AG&P Pratham and senior management of AG&P Pratham were present at the inaugural ceremony.

Addressing the occasion, Deputy Chief Minister Bepari said, “The use of CNG has several merits over traditional fuels like diesel and petrol and we want to promote its use and help create an environmentally friendly ecosystem in Andhra Pradesh.”

Bepari further said that the government of Andhra Pradesh is encouraging companies like AG&P Pratham to continue their work in the State to ensure the faster roll-out of natural gas for CNG, industrial, commercial and domestic segments.

Speaking on the occasion, Abhilesh Gupta, Managing Director & CEO, AG&P Pratham said that the launch of the first LCNG station is a commitment to make Andhra Pradesh adopt natural gas as an alternate fuel in households, industries, commercial and transport segments.

The company aims to develop over 300 CNG stations in the state. The ultimate goal is to serve more than 26 lakhs houses, 10000 plus commercial establishments and over 150 industries generating 7000 plus employment in the next eight years across Andhra Pradesh, according to report in the PRNewswire.

With a capacity to handle 100 tons of Natural Gas a day, the Kadapa LCNG station will cater to the requirements of YSR and Annamayya Districts. The company will be developing a 150 km of pipeline network in Kadapa town of YSR district by the end of FY23.

AG&P Pratham is a 100 per cent Foreign Direct Investment Company having investments from marque shareholders such as I-Squared Capital, Osaka Gas, Japan and Japanese Overseas Investment Corporation.

AG&P has the authorization to develop CGD networks in 12 Geographical Areas in 35 districts covering 8 per cent of India and 64 million people in the states of Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala.

In these 35 districts, AG&P Pratham is developing and operating CNG stations for vehicles and piped natural gas to homes, industries and commercial establishments. AG&P Pratham through its India-wide CGD network plans to cover more than 278,000 square kilometres and  (KNN Bureau)


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