Touted to be the fuel of the 21st century, Natural Gas (NG) is an environment friendly, efficient and economical fuel that is used for varied applications in domestic, commercial and industrial sectors. Currently, NG is mainly used for cooking, water and space heating, power and steam generation,furnace, hot air generation and as feedstock for fertilizer. NG is used as a fuel for automotive sector in compressed form (CNG).
A colorless, odorless, non-toxic, inflammable and lighter than air fuel, NG is nothing but a mixture of hydrocarbons consisting of approximately 80% to 90% methane. NG is an established clean and green fuel and is predominantly being used in most of the major cities of the world. In India,usage of NG has been growing at a fast pace and consumption is expected to increase to 25% by 2025 from the present 9%.