Firm offers free piped natural gas to housing societies for 3 months
IST Printed from Panaji: In order to encourage the adoption of domestic piped natural gas, Goa Natural Gas (P) Ltd (GNGPL) has offered three months of free gas supply to housing societies that register for installation of domestic gas pipelines. Chief executive officer of GNGPL M Z Khan said that the free gas will be supplied from November to January 2022. Khan also said that GNGPL is in the process of expanding the natural gas pipeline network in Goa with the aim to supply piped natural gas (PNG) to many more manufacturing units and homes in North Goa and Ponda by end of the 2021. “Our aim is to target more domestic customers to use piped natural gas. Interested societies can register latest by August 15 to avail the scheme,” said Khan
Khan said domestic PNG is being supplied in Ponda, Panaji and Old Goa with about 10,500 domestic customers. He said that the aim is to reach out to more homes in North Goa. “This fuel works out to be much more economical and safer than the LPG which is widely used. It is a fairly new concept in Goa, and as such we have to introduce schemes like these to promote its use,” said Khan. GNGPL is a joint venture of Gail Gas Limited and BPCL and has been tasked with supply of piped natural gas to homes, industrial estates and to CNG filling stations for vehicles.
It has been authorised to install and operate the piped gas network in North Goa and Ponda. Goa Natural Gas plans to come up with attractive schemes to promote its CNG sector for automobiles in the coming months. “CNG is one of the most environment-friendly fuels as compared to conventional fuels as it has no impurities such as sulphur or lead. With constant hike in petrol price CNG works out to be economical priced at Rs 59 per kg The local taxi operators shall benefit many fold with this scheme,” said Khan. The natural gas pipeline network already covers Madkai and Kundaim industrial estates with at least 10 industrial units shifting to PNG. Goa Natural Gas has five CNG stations in operation with two more planned at Pernem and Colvale respectively by the end of 2021. “The company is in the process of expanding its network to the Colvale and Usgao industrial area and aims to start supply of PNG to many more manufacturing units in the area by end of the 2021,” said Khan.