The government has taken initiative to introduce “auto gas” instead of compressed natural gas (CNG), State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid has said.
He made the remarks while replying to a question of treasury bench member Didarul Alam at the parliament on Thursday.
"The initiative has been taken to ensure the highest uses of natural gas by fulfilling the increasing demand of gas," Nasrul was quoted by BSS as saying.
The state minister said the government has already given approval to four companies-Orion, Beximco, Omera and Bashundhara to set up auto gas service stations.
He informed the House that the government has formulated the "Setting up of auto gas refuelling station and conversion workshop and management and maintenance policy 2016" for ensuring security and proper management.
The government has also formulated "LP gas operational Licensing Policy 2017," he added.