Natural gas, the cleanest-burning hydrocarbon, is a major source of energy. LNG is a clear, colorless and non-toxic liquid which forms when natural gas is cooled to -162ºC (-260ºF). The cooling process shrinks the volume of the gas 600 times, making it easier and safer to store and ship. In its liquid state, LNG will not ignite.
When LNG reaches its destination, it is turned back into a gas at regasification plants. It is then piped to homes, businesses and industries where it is burnt for heat or to generate electricity. LNG is now also emerging as a cost-competitive and cleaner fuel, especially for shipping heavy-duty road transport.
Piped Natural gas (PNG) is used for Domestic, Commercial and Industrial Consumption. PNG has several distinctions to its credit-of being a pollution free fuel, economical and safer fuel being few of them.
City Gas Distribution Project
The Indian Oil Corporation and Adani Gas Pvt. Ltd. (IOAGPL) have formed a joint venture to initiate Piped Natural Gas (PNG) supply directly to domestic and commercial consumers. The project aims to provide safe, convenient, reliable and environment friendly fuel to consumers in various cities across India. The city gas distribution project consists of a system of underground pipeline networks carrying PNG across a city. Sreelakshmi Energy Systems Pvt. Ltd has been appointed as one of the contractors by IOAGPL to carry out Piped Natural Gas Distribution in the city of Ernakulam. The first phase of the project has already begun and is expecting to cover over 1000 consumers in the domestic and commercial sector.