EOGEPL dispatches first CNG to Bengal gas and company for Kolkata

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New Delhi: Essar Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Limited (EOGEPL), an investee company of Essar Capital, today announced it has dispatched the first Compressed Coal bed Methane (C-CBM) natural gas cascade truck for Bengal gas company’s maiden CNG station to be supplied by state-run gas major GAIL (India) Ltd.

The C-CBM natural gas cascade truck was flagged off by Satyabrata Bairagi, CEO, Bengal Gas Company and Santosh Chandra, CEO, EOGEPL from EOGEPL’s gas compressor facility at Durgapur today to the CNG station to be commissioned in Kolkata, the company said in a statement.

“This is a momentous occasion for us at EOGEPL. Our CMB gas, clean and green fuel is a turning point towards helping the state in its journey to reduce air pollution amongst the community,” Santosh Chandra, CEO, EOGEPL said.

The company said Essar Capital’s investments in EOGEPL are focused on clean energy and CBM gas is seen as a key green fuel. “The GAIL Urja Ganga gas pipeline, when commissioned next month will eventually become the energy lifeline of homes and industries in West Bengal and EOGEPL is committed to provide uninterrupted gas supply to the customers,” Chandra added.

The Kolkata city gas distribution network is being developed by Bengal Gas Company which is a joint venture between GAIL India and Greater Calcutta Gas Supply Corporation.

Originally posted: ET