The CNG prices in Delhi is mainly dependent on the prices of natural gas which is abundantly available in some of the foreign countries including Russia, United States of American and OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries).The Compressed Natural Gas or CNG is a fuel which is obtained by compressing natural gas and mainly contains methane in it. As CNG is procured from foreign markets it is priced in terms of dollars. The base price of the natural gas which is procured from the sources is dollar-linked and hence the entire input price is totally dependent on the value of the U.S. Dollar versus Indian Rupee. A rise in the value of the dollar makes domestic CNG prices to soar up and vice-versa. The CNG is used as a traditional gasoline/internal combustion engine automobiles. The CNG rates in Delhi will be revised on a regular basis by the gas distributors in India. Indraprastha Gas Limited is the main distributor of CNG/PNG in Delhi city.
|May 2019||₹ 45.70||₹ 1.40|
|Apr 2019||₹ 44.30||₹ -0.40|
|Mar 2019||₹ 44.70||₹ 0.40|
|Feb 2019||₹ 44.30||₹ 0.00|
|Jan 2019||₹ 44.30||₹ 0.00|
|Dec 2018||₹ 44.30||₹ 0.00|
|Nov 2018||₹ 44.30||₹ 0.00|
|Oct 2018||₹ 44.30||₹ 0.00|
The Compressed Natural Gas or CNG as it is commonly referred to as is one of the odourless, clean and a non – corrosive gas which can be used as a fuel to run all types of vehicles. It is one of the most cheaper, cleaner and efficient form of an alternative fuel which has a vast range of uses.
The CNG is made by compressing the natural gas which mainly contains methane to less than 1% of the volume which it occupies at the standard atmospheric pressure. The compressed natural gas is usually stored and distributed in hard containers at a high pressure of 20 – 25 Mpa. The CNG is generally stored in a spherical or cylindrical shaped container.
The people are more increasingly becoming aware of the environmental pollution and its after-effects on nature and on the human race. To help the earth from getting further polluted, most of the countries in the world are modifying the automobile engines to enable them to use CNG instead of traditional fuels like diesel and petrol. The natural gas vehicles are highly used in Iran followed by the Asia – Pacific region and also in Delhi, the national capital of India.
The high rate of pollution in the city of Delhi has forced the residents of the city to switch to the natural gas run vehicles which in the long term will help the city to decrease the pollution to a great extent.
The following are the benefits of using Compressed Natural Gas:
• It is the most cost-effective fuel available in the world and is much cheaper when compared with diesel and petrol.
• The CNG gas burns cleaner and emits less carbon-di-oxide when compared with traditional fuels like diesel and petrol.
• The CNG is a gaseous form of fuel and it mixes evenly and easily in air.
• In case of a leakage, CNG does not pose any kind of danger to the nearby environment or it does not contaminate the groundwater since the fuel is non-toxic in nature.
• The vehicles run by using CNG move quietly and this leads to lesser noise pollution.
• CNG increases the life of the lubricating oils and it does not contaminate the crankcase oil.
• The carbon monoxide gas emitted by burning CNG stands at 44 percent as against the 80 percent emission of carbon monoxide when petrol and diesel are burnt.
• The cost incurred to buy CNG is comparatively less when compared with the prices of petrol and diesel.
• The flammability rating of CNG is in the range between 5% - 15% which makes it less flammable and safer when compared with another kind of fuels.
• The greenhouse gas emission due to the burning of CNG is comparatively less when compared with burning traditional fuels.
The Indraprastha Gas Limited was initiated in the year 1998 and it took over the earlier Delhi City Gas Distribution Project during 1999 from GAIL (India) Limited. The high level of pollution in the national capital has led the government to increase awareness among the residents to rely more on Compressed Natural Gas vehicles over petrol and diesel-run vehicles.
The project was initially started to distribute natural gas in the National Capital Territory of Delhi for domestic, commercial and transportation sectors.
Today, most of the transport sector uses Compressed Natural Gas run vehicles. The domestic and commercial sectors are using Piped Natural Gas. The industrial establishments are using Re Gasified Liquefied Natural Gas (R-LNG).
The Indraprastha Gas Limited continues to cater to the rising demands of the Compressed Natural Gas, as the growing number of demand for CNG based vehicles in Delhi is picking up gradually. The growth of more number of people switching for CNG variant vehicles and the Delhi government’s directive to make all the LCVs in Delhi to run on CNG has helped the Indraprastha to expand their operations across the length and breadth of the national capital. The company is currently in the mode of expanding their operations across the city by increasing compression capacity by adding more stations.