Market Overview

Feasibility of Liquefied-to-Compressed Natural Gas Station (L-CNG) in India 2018 - A Unique Opportunity to Advance Natural Gas Market Penetration -


The "Feasibility
of Liquefied-to-Compressed Natural Gas Station (L-CNG) in India - A
Unique Opportunity to Advance Natural Gas Market Penetration"

report has been added to's

Globally, the drivers for LNG adoption vary from region to region but
are largely centered around environment, safety & reliability and
economics with China, Japan and US as classic examples respectively. The
Government of India's (GoI's) plan to double the share of natural gas in
India's energy mix - from 6.5% in 2015 to 15% over the medium term as
well as promote clean fuels for transport sector is perfectly aligned
with the said global LNG adoption drivers and has resulted positive
sentiments about India's natural gas sector outlook.

India is increasingly becoming a sweet spot for LNG as suppliers and
investors are investigating new strategies for penetrating deep into the
Indian market and locking investments across gas infrastructure along
the value-chain. Government led initiatives such as approval of LNG as a
vehicle fuel, BS VI compliance, amendments in gas cylinder norms (to
support storage and supply chain of L-CNG stations), PNGRB Round IX
bidding with number of CNG stations as a bid parameter for 86
geographical areas, etc. are positive enablers in this direction.

On the LNG availability & supply front there are significant additions
in re-gas capacity expected via. Greenfield and brownfield projects
along Western, Southern and Eastern coast which may push total regas
capacity from existing 27.5 mtpa to 65 mtpa by 2020.

The private sector looks equally enthusiastic, which is evident from
positive private sector turnaround for CGD bidding, India's first LNG
FSRU at JSW Jaigarh Port by H-Energy and the most recently inaugurated
India's first L-CNG hub station at Waghodiya (designed & built by
Express India Private Ltd., parent company named Cryogas Industry's

In terms of downstream gas market development, the L-CNG concept offers
a unique opportunity for all stakeholders as it bypasses the need for a
conventional gas pipeline (a historic challenge for early or rapid
expansion and new gas market creation) and can result in rapid
development of LNG corridors along India's Golden Quadrilateral,
North-South corridor, East-West corridor and National Highway network.
With the proof-of-concept existing globally, players such as Chart
Industries, Cryostar, Inox, Vanzetti, etc. already operating either in
specific sub-components/modules or as package offerings.

L-CNG offers a risk diversification since dispensing of CNG or LNG is
not only limited to four-wheelers and long-haul transport but can also
pretty much cover railways, waterways and industrial consumption through
hub-and-spoke model in India. Interestingly, the Indian Railway
Organization for Alternate Fuels (IROAF) is spearheading diesel
substitution technology to push CNG and LNG as locomotive fuel. All the
same, the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) along with Petronet
LNG (PLL) are targeting National Waterway - 1 (Ganga) for launching LNG
barges by December 2018.

Key Topics Covered

1. Executive Summary

2. Present (2018), medium (2020) and long term (2030) outlook of Indian
Natural Gas Sector

3. Business performance & financial health of publicly listed Gas Sector
Players in India

4. Case Study of Global Proof-of-Concept in L-CNG Station Operations

5. Key drivers & enablers for L-CNG Station adoption in India

6. Introducing domestic & international players for L-CNG station

7. Additional market opportunities for L-CNG Station

8. Technical analysis of L-CNG Station

9. Typical Feasibility of setting-up L-CNG station in India

10. Financial Sensitivity Analysis

11. High level mapping of attractive locations/corridors for setting-up
LCNG Station in India

12. Key aspects in Project Management of L-CNG Station

For more information about this report visit

View Comments and Join the Discussion!