Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), a ‘Maharatna’ and a Fortune Global 500 Company, has launched the city gas distribution (CGD) network in Aurangabad and Ahmednagar districts.
The Company will invest around Rs 1600 crore over the next 5 years and a total of Rs 4000 cores for completion of the full project.
BPCL won the geographical area (GA) of Aurangabad and Ahmednagar during the 9th round of bidding of PNGRB, through a wholly-owned subsidiary Bharat Gas Resources Ltd (BGRL). During the first five years, approximately 3 lakh PNG connections, 100 CNG filling stations, and laying of 350 km of steel pipeline network is planned in an area of 27,178 sq. km. in the GA.
Expanding the PNG and CNG penetration across geographical areas is a part of the strategy that will enable the company towards a sustainable planet. Being at a forefront of leading the change sustainably, all the initiatives are aimed at providing Energy solutions to consumers that are environment-friendly by leveraging talent, innovation, and technology.
Despite the pandemic during the last two years, the company has already started laying a steel pipeline for the development of PNG and CNG in the two districts. BPCL has developed 21 CNG stations (15 in Ahmednagar and 6 in Aurangabad) and work is in process for 40 more CNG stations to be set up in both districts. For the industrial consumers, the connectivity in areas of Walunj and Shendre in Aurangabad and Supa in Ahmednagar is expected to be completed by September 2022.