5 Reasons for Kerala to Adopt CNG
Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC), the government agency set up for promoting the industrial and investment sector in Kerala, has recently joined hands with GAIL Gas Limited forming Kerala GAIL Gas Limited. The main objective of Kerala GAIL Gas Limited is to implement a gas pipeline distribution system in Kerala that will have a big impact in various sectors like transport, energy, industrial training sector and many more.
CNG – A Solution for Gas Shortage
If you ask housewives, they will say that the main issue that every household is facing at recent times is nothing but the shortage of LPG, because of this shortage; prices are going high, household budget touches roof, people slowly change to induction cookers and that reflects on consumption of more electricity, which again topples the household budget. Is there any solution for all this? Yes there is, and that is the reticulated compressed natural gas connection which is being proposed by Kerala GAIL Gas Limited. Compressed natural gas will be a perfect alternative for the LPG and it will be available at a very cheaper rate than what LPG costs at present.
A Complete Makeover of Public Transport Sector
With the arrival of CNG, Kerala will witness a complete makeover in the public transport sector. Steps are already underway for conversion of the 5000+ buses of KSRTC enabling them to operate on Compressed Natural Gas. Once done, the main problem that KSRTC is facing at present, the fuel shortage and resulting financial burden, can be reduced to a great extent and then the fleet operation of KSRTC will be driven to a more environmentally friendly way.
Kayamkulam NTPC to Benefit from CNG
As per the proposed plan, the gas pipeline that Kerala GAIL Gas Limited is bringing to Kerala would be extended to the NTPC-run thermal power station in Kayamkulam, the power station will convert its fuel base to enable itself to run on Compressed Natural Gas, which will reduce the expense to operate and maintain the plant. This will enable the power station to produce clean energy at a cheaper rate.
Gas Training Institute – A Skill Development Center in Kerala
To contribute to the technical education sector in the state, the Kerala Gail Gas Ltd has proposed to set up a Gas Training Institute at Angamaly, Kochi. For setting up this project, Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation has agreed to provide the required amount of land. This Training Institute will function as a Skill Development Centre for technicians in the natural gas sector and also for others who are looking forward to a career in natural gas sector and it will also conduct short-term courses for skill development.
Impact in Investment Sector
With the start of the new business relationship with KSIDC, GAIL (India) Ltd intends to invest a huge amount of Rs 10,450 crores in three major projects in Kerala! These three projects consists of the integrated grassroot naphtha-based petrochemical complex to be set up in Cheemeni, Kasargod for Rs 70 billion, the development of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal at Puthu Vypeen Island, Kochi for Rs 14.50 billion and laying 500-km long gas pipelines which falls passes through Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kannur and Kasargod.