Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday dedicated to the nation GAIL’s 201 CNG stations across the country including 11 in Odisha.
The 11 CNG stations coming up in Odisha are seven in Khordha district and four in Cuttack. Pradhan said India has committed to achieve 15% share of natural gas in the primary energy mix by 2030 for a more sustainable energy use. This will help reduce environmental pollution, fulfil commitment to COP-21 climate change commitments.
And a greater use of natural gas would reduce dependence on fossil fuel and consequently reduce import bill and import dependence. Pradhan added that with inauguration of 201 CNG stations, country would now have about 3,100 stations.