The term CNG which stands for Compressed Natural Gas is the fuel which can be used instead of gasoline, diesel and petrol. On combustion, CNG produces fewer undesirable gases when compared to the other existing fuels in India. The natural gas possesses a lesser environmental threat in case of leakage when compared to the other forms of fuels. The unique characteristics of CNG make it lighter than the atmospheric air and disperse quickly when exposed to air making it unharmful to the natural environment.
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CNG is generally stored and distributed in hard containers at a pressure of 20 – 25 Mpa, mostly in spherical or cylindrical shaped containers.
The cost and placement of fuel storage tanks are very expensive and this is a major set back for the wider and quick adoption of CNG as an alternative fuel in the country. The prices of CNG is less when compared to petrol and diesel and even the cost of the CNG vehicles are cheaper when compared against the electric ones.
The relatively lesser price is making the fuel more popular in the city of Firozabad which is located in the state of Uttar Pradesh. The demand for CNG is increasing tremendously over a period of time.
The volumetric energy density is estimated to be 42 per cent than that of the liquefied natural gas (LPG) and up to 25 per cent of diesel fuel. The only drawback in the use of CNG is the storage. The cost and placement of the fuel storage tank are very expensive in nature.