CONCOR, IGL to develop LNG infrastructure in India
Indian state-owned container handing company Container Corporation of India (CONCOR) and city gas firm Indraprastha Gas (IGL) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to explore the possibility of setting up LNG/LCNG dispensing infrastructure within the premises of CONCOR terminals, CONCOR announced on November 20.
CONCOR said that this strategic partnership aims to revolutionise the logistics sector replacing diesel with natural gas. "The MoU signifies the commitment of both CONCOR and IGL to reduce carbon emissions and promote a cleaner, greener future for the transportation industry. LNG trucks emit significantly lower levels of greenhouse gas emissions compared to conventional diesel trucks, contributing to a cleaner environment and aligning with global sustainability goals," it said.
Initially, both LNG and LCNG facilities shall be installed at CONCOR's Dadri terminal, located in the northern Indian state of UP. The companies have also agree to explore the possibility of transportation of LNG in future through railway rakes from LNG terminals near sea ports to locations within India.
Both entities will also examine the possibility of using LNG-fired engines in place of existing diesel-fired engines, in various terminals of CONCOR. "Based on the experience of initially planned LNG facility at CONCOR Dadri terminal, replicating the same at other terminals in future may be taken up progressively," the company said.