LNG BY TRUCK
Natural gas is the preferred fuel in the domestic and industrial sector for various purposes, as it is an efficient and environment-friendly fuel. In order to reach out to customers even if they do not have an access to natural gas pipelines, Bharat Petroleum started the LNG by truck initiativewith the commissioning of a pilot project at General Motors, Halol.
Initially Bharat Petroleum partnered with INOX and carmaker General Motors India Ltd (GMI) to develop LNG facilityat the Halol car manufacturing plant using cryogenic storage and distribution solutions. A robust LNG distribution, storage and regasification system was developed and tools such as Hazop and QRA were employed to formulate Emergency Management Plan and Standard Operating Procedures. After GMI, many more customers have been contracted.
LNG is loaded on LNG trucksfrom PLL’s LNG terminal Facility at Dahej Port and transported to customers. At the customer premises, a state-of-the-art automated facility for storage and re-gasification has been developed for use of RLNG for various industrial applications.
The BPCL LNG Gas by Truck initiative will enable customers to reduce carbon footprint and reinforce the commitment of Bharat Petroleum towards a cleaner tomorrow. LNG is not only an economic fuel but also provides the customers with energy security in terms of dedicated supply infrastructure for transportation, storage and regasification of LNG.