PNGRB is set to launch a National PNG Drive from January 26th to March 31st, 2024 aimed to promote the adoption of PNG among households and to expand PNG’s consumer base across a broader segment of the population.
Jan 25, 2024
Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) along with City Gas Distribution (CGD) entities is set to launch a campaign from January 26th to March 31st, 2024 aimed to promote the adoption of PNG among households and to expand PNG’s consumer base across a broader segment of the population. Notably, natural gas is a clean and convenient fossil fuel. The campaign will focus on those areas where a gas pipeline network has been laid or is planned to be laid in the immediate future. The promotion of natural gas is part of the Prime Minister’s vision to increase its share in India’s energy basket to 15 percent by 2030 to transform India into a “Gas-Based Economy”. Accordingly, PNGRB is taking various initiatives to promote natural gas in households as cooking fuel as well as in transport, commercial, and industrial sectors.
National PNG Drive is being organized to facilitate the supply of natural gas to existing registered customers besides enrolling customers for new PNG connections. City Gas Distribution (CGD) entities will actively participate in the National PNG drive, and undertake various promotional activities to increase awareness of the use of PNG – a clean, environmentally friendly, safe, and reliable fuel. During the campaign period, CGD entities will launch various promotional schemes. In addition, the entities will undertake door-to-door campaigns, organize road shows, etc. to encourage and enroll customers for conversion to PNG.
To date, there are 300 Geographical areas authorized in the country, covering 98 percent of the population and 88 percent of its area for the development of the CGD Network. The targets up to 2032 inter alia include the installation of 12.5 Crore domestic PNG connections, the establishment of 17,751 CNG stations, etc. As of 30th November 2023, 1.2 Crore domestic PNG connections and 6,159 CNG stations have been established in the country. The National PNG Drive solicits collective efforts of all stakeholders, State governments, local bodies, etc. to promote sustainable and clean energy solutions across the nation to meet the said objectives.