New Delhi: Union petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan Tuesday inaugurated the LNG truck-loading unit of Shell India at Hazira in Gujarat.
Speaking on the occasion, he said that the unit will boost availability of natural gas in off-grid areas where there are no gas pipelines and also promote the use of LNG in long-haul trucking.
Complimenting the team of Shell India on this significant initiative taken today, Pradhan said that increasing competition in the LNG sector will help in the emergence of new markets, create new employment opportunities, ensure cleaner fuels for industries and facilitate environment conservation. He said that this is another big step towards a cleaner and greener future for India. “We are committed to increase the clean energy quantum in our energy mix to transform into a gas-based economy, address issues of climate change and build an Aatmanirbhar Bharat.”
The minister congratulated Shell India on this endeavour of supporting India’s environmental as well as clean energy transition goals by giving thrust to creation of necessary infrastructure to promote LNG as a transport fuel.