Liquefied petroleum gas, mostly used for cooking in India, can cheaply and quickly replace petrol in transport and help in reducing air pollution, an auto LPG industry body has said, hoping to make this fuel popular among drivers after a decade-long struggle when higher prices and subsidy held back its expansion.
The rising pollution level in Delhi and other cities in the country has prompted the government to focus on natural gas as an alternative to petrol and diesel, leading to assured supply of cheaper domestic gas to cities and increased state support for natural gas pipelines and city gas projects. The Indian Auto LPG Coalition (IALC), an industry lobby, now wants some of that attention for LPG, a fossil fuel that is far less polluting than petrol and diesel. Sale of auto LPG has fallen 3.6% between April and October this year even though LPG prices have fallen globally and cooking gas subsidy has shrunk. Read More…
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