IGL reports record CNG sales in Q1

Despite spike in retail prices, gas demand is healthy from automotive sector 

By Shahkar Abidi calendar 10 Aug 2022 Views icon5132 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp

Indraprastha Gas has reported that its volume sales during Q1FY23 have touched record highs. The company's latest data suggests that the volumes grew by 48 percent on a Y-o-Y basis to 7.9 million metric standard cubic meters per day.

According to figures released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers, CNG-powered cars in India accounted for 8.6 percent of total sales in FY22 as against 6.3 percent in the previous fiscal. What’s more, CNG commercial vehicles accounted for 9.59 percent of sales as against 4.46 percent in the year earlier.

At present, CNG is about 50 percent and 30 percent cheaper when compared with mineral-based fuels like petrol and diesel respectively. 

Indraprastha Gas, which  is a joint venture, promoted by GAIL, BPCL, and  Delhi government in a statement  said that during the quarter under review, its overall sales volume growth was 48 percent  over the corresponding quarter in the last fiscal, with the average daily sale going up from 5.32 million metric standard cubic meter per day (mmscmd) to 7.89 mmscmd. On a product-wise breakup, CNG recorded sales volumes growth of 63 percent , while PNG recorded sales volumes growth of 17 percent  in the quarter as compared to corresponding quarter last year.

The company has 652  CNG stations supplying fuel to  26997 buses,  347565 three-wheelers,  938920 cars/taxis totalling to  13,13482 units of vehicles. 




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