CNG demand up 15% in 2011-12 underpinned by Delhi, Gujarat

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Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) consumption in India rose by more than 15 per cent in 2011-12 driven by robust demand in Gujarat and Delhi, said the Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Panabaaka Lakshmi on Friday.

CNG consumption in automobiles in India rose by 15.25 per cent to 1.63 million tonnes in 2011-12 from 1.42 million tonnes in the previous year.

Out of the total CNG consumption in 2011-12, Delhi accounted for nearly 40 per cent of CNG consumption with Gujarat accounting for 25 per cent.

In Delhi, CNG consumption grew by 8.9 per cent to 649,300 tonnes in 2011-12 with demand for petrol dipping to 812,547 tonnes from 825,483 tonnes in 2010-11. Delhi was the only state to have witnessed a decline in petrol use in 2011-12.

In Gujarat, CNG consumption surged by 26.6 per cent to 409,100 tonnes in 2011-12.

Story first published: Monday, December 17, 2012, 14:30 [IST]
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