Bokaro to get Jharkhand’s first CNG station soon
# “Two Compressed Natural Gas stations will be opened across the city; the gas will be supplied with ONGC,” added DC.
Bokaro could soon see CNG (compressed natural gas) filling stations to cater to people who want to opt for cleaner, environment-friendly fuel to run their automobiles. This would be the first CNG pump in Jharkhand, informed Bokaro Deputy Commissioner MK Baranawal.
Baranawal convened a meeting with Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) Area Manager NC Pandey including other officials and asked them to do the needful earlier to set-up CNG fuel station in Bokaro. “Two Compressed Natural Gas stations will be opened across the city; the gas will be supplied with ONGC,” added DC.
A camp for the registration of CNG engine and for Fitness registration will also be organised, he said.
CNG is considered cheaper and cleaner energy source as 1kg compressed natural gas is priced around Rs 40. It gives vehicles better mileage than petrol or diesel, said an expert. CNG is a clean-burning, a cleanest among all fossil fuels. This gas is composed mainly of methane, burning it produces carbon dioxide and water vapor, the same compounds we exhale when we breathe.
Meanwhile, petroleum produces higher carbon emissions, nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide. Burning fuel oil also produces ash particulates that worsen pollution, expert explained.