Dedication of 17 AG&P Pratham's CNG Stations to serve the people of hassan The role of gas to recovery

AGP Pratham  |  05 May, 2024

Inaugurated by Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Housing and Urban Affairs Shri Hardeep Singh Puri

Hassan, 9th January 2024: Hon’ble Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Shri Hardeep Singh Puri dedicated 17 AG&P Pratham’s CNG stations in Hassan, Chikkamagaluru, and Kodagu Geographical Area to the people today, in the presence of Shri Abhilesh Gupta - Managing Director and CEO, AG&P Pratham and Shri Takeshi Shinohara – Senior General Manager, Osaka Gas, Japan, along with other dignitaries from AG&P Pratham, Osaka Gas and HPCL. In the state of Karnataka, AG&P Pratham operates in 15 districts catering to 55% of the geographical area.

Speaking at the Inauguration ceremony of AG&P Pratham’s CNG station, Mr. Hardeep Singh Puri, Hon’ Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas appreciated AG&P Pratham’s efforts in building natural gas powered infrastructure in the country. The Minister welcomed the Japanese investment in Indian CGD sector and sought more Japanese investment in development of gas infrastructure in India. He talked about the technological advancement in the gas sector in Japan and expressed his hope that the collaboration with AG&P Pratham would ensure bringing Japanese technology into Indian operations. He said that this is testament of the commitment of the Government under the leadership of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to provide people with convenient and environment friendly energy options. He also said that the availability of CNG and PNG in the region opens a new chapter in the lives of the community and further said that very soon every household in Hassan will have PNG connects. He also talked about Governments’ commitment to phased increase in bio gas blending on CNG and PNG as per recent policy initiatives. He further said that Shri Narendra Modi led Government is working on increasing FDI and improve international collaborations and in developing India as an energy hub.

Shri Abhilesh Gupta, Managing Director and CEO, AG&P Pratham, informed that AG&P Pratham has already invested around 4000 Crores in its GAs and further commitment of another 15000 Crores in the next 6-7 years. He said that we are ready to provide PNG connections to about 2 lakh household in the next few months. Under the visionary leadership of the Hon’ble  Prime Minister and the able guidance of the Hon’ble Minister the Government has realised the dream of One Nation One Grid and which ensure gas is delivered far-flung areas with optimised logistics costs and removing tax inefficiencies. Our network spans 3400 kms of MDPE pipelines, 900 kms of steel pipelines and 300 CNG Stations. He thanked Dr. Anil Kumar Jain, Chairman, PNGRB for the passion with which PNGRB has been driving creation of CGD infrastructure across the country. 

Shri Takeshi Shinohara from Osaka Gas expressed sincere gratitude to the visionary leadership of the Prime Minister of India and commend the Hon’ble Minister Hardeep Singh Puri’s pivotal role in shaping favorable policies for the expansion of city gas distribution in the country.  He informed that Japanese commitment towards India goes beyond investments and aims to bring cutting-edge technology to accelerate growth in the CNG and PNG segments. He said that Osaka Gas looks forward to strengthening the relationship between India and Japan through sustainable energy solutions.

About AG&P Pratham AG&P Pratham is the leading international player in Indian City Gas Distribution (CGD) industry. AG&P Pratham holds 12 CGD licenses awarded by the Petroleum & Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) to exclusively provide natural gas for everyday use in 37 Districts in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, and Rajasthan. The exclusive rights cover the supply of Piped Natural Gas (PNG) to households, industrial, commercial, non-commercial, as well as Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) for use in vehicles. These CGD networks will cover 278,000 square kilometres, 17,000 inch-km of pipeline and over 1,500 new CNG stations.

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About AG&P Pratham Karnataka Operations:

In Karnataka, AGP has been authorized to develop CGD networks in fifteen districts which include Mysuru, Mandya, Chamarajanagar, Chikamagaluru, Hassan, Kodagu, Uttara Kannada, Haveri, Shivamogga, Raichur, Bagalkot, Koppal, Kalaburagi, Vijayapura and Kolar.  The company operates 108 CNG stations, 4 live LCNG stations in the state. AG&P Pratham also supplies Piped Natural Gas to household and compressed natural gas supply to many industries and commercial establishments in Karnataka. 

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