The CNG rates in Mumbai is based on the global natural gas rates which India imports from foreign countries. The CNG or Compressed Natural Gas is a kind of fuel which is mainly obtained by a process which involves compressing of the natural gas which mainly contains methane in it. The CNG is one of the eco – friendly fuel and the same can be used in both the petrol and diesel driven vehicles. Currently, the CNG gas is available in some of the selected retail outlets in Mumbai city. As India procures CNG from foreign countries, the price natural gas is value in terms of the dollar. The strong dollar against the weak rupee will make the natural gas expensive for purchases and vice-versa. The CNG prices in Mumbai will be changed regularly by private distributors in India. Mahanagar Gas is the main distributor of CNG in Mumbai.
|Nov 2018||₹ 49.61||₹ 0.00|
|Oct 2018||₹ 49.61||₹ 0.00|
The Compressed Natural Gas or CNG is one of the most efficient fuels which is used as an alternative source of fuel instead of petrol and diesel. The CNG is a gaseous form of fuel and it is known to be the safest form of fuel which is available in abundance on earth. The CNG mixes up easily in the atmospheric air and does not contaminate or harm the natural environment in case of spillage. The vehicles which use CNG causes less pollution when compared with those vehicles which use traditional fuel such as petrol and diesel. The CNG emits less carbon-di-oxide on burning and hence it is considered as one of the most efficient and environmentally friendly fuel across the globe.
The CNG is obtained by compressing the natural gas which contains methane to less than 1 percent of volume and is usually stored and distributed in hard containers at a high pressure equivalent to 20 -25 Mpa. Usually, the CNG fuel is stored in cylindrical or spherical shaped containers.
The city of Mumbai has witnessed a surge in CNG car population over the last few years. The CNG car users in the region have gone up by a whopping 320% in the last six years. The government of Maharashtra is also encouraging for the buyers to go for CNG variant vehicles by providing them tax concessions. Experts believe that more people are opting for CNG variant vehicles as it is available at less price and provides good mileage.
The Mahanagar Gas Limited is one of the Natural Gas Distribution Companies which was set up way back on May 8, 1995. It is popularly known as MGL. It is an enterprise of GAIL (India) Limited, BG Asia Pacific Holdings Pte. Limited (owned by Royal Dutch Shell Group) and Government of Maharashtra.
MGL supplies CNG to more than 0.65 million vehicles in and around Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Thane, Mira-Bhayander and so on. Apart from this it also provides Compressed Natural Gas to more than 1 million households, 73 industrial establishments, 3600 small commercial establishments and so on.