Bengaluru, November 2022: AG&P Pratham, a leading player in the Indian City Gas Distribution (CGD) industry and the Government of Karnataka signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the development of City Gas Distribution (CGD) networks to supply reliable, economical, and environment-friendly natural gas across fifteen districts of Karnataka. The MoU was signed during the Global Investors Meet 2022 being held in Bangalore from 2nd to 4th November 2022.
Under the MoU, AG&P Pratham will invest INR 8,000 crores over the next eight years to build CGD networks in districts of Kolar, Mysuru, Mandya, Chamrajnagar, Hassan, Chikkamagaluru, Kodagu, Bagalkot, Koppal, Raichur, Kalaburagi, Vijayapura, Shivamogga, Uttara Kannada and Haveri. The area being developed by AG&P accounts for more than 55% of the state’s geographical area and 42% of its population. Over the next 8 years, AG&P plans to build ~ 1000 kms of steel pipelines, ~5000 kms of MDPE pipelines to bring natural gas to 5 million households and several industries & commercial establishments. It also plans to set-up ~600 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations and Liquified Natural Gas stations to service the transport sector.
The Government of Karnataka is committed to providing support to enable the development of the much-awaited CGD infrastructure, which will deliver uninterrupted supply of Piped Natural Gas to households, commercial and industrial customers and CNG/LNG stations.
To date, AG&P Pratham has launched 60 CNG/LNG stations in the state, while several such stations are at various stages of development. The Company has also develop ~200 kms of steel pipeline and has started providing household connections and industrial connections in Mysuru city.
Commenting on the occasion, Mr Abhilesh Gupta, Managing Director & CEO, AG&P Pratham said, “We are honoured to further strengthen our association with the Government of Karnataka to promote clean energy options across the State. This MoU is a testament to our consistent efforts in aligning with the Government’s vision to catapult the industrial growth, providing clean and green fuel to public at large and generate employements.”
With AG&P Pratham’s constant endeavour to create an environmental friendly ecosystem, we are promoting the use of CNG which has several merits over traditional fuels like diesel and petrol. CNG has the strongest safety record and compelling economic benefits to vehicle owners. Natural Gas helps reduce air pollution caused by vehicles and industries and helps the country move towards responsible growth and energy sufficiency.