CNG enters Dubai shores
Dubai, January 9, 2008
Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), an acclaimed fuel of the future, has been introduced to Dubai by Emirates Gas, a subsidiary of ENOC, in partnership with the Road Transport Authority.
The new fuel substantially reduces exhaust emissions to reduce pollutants such as carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide and other ozone depleting substances.
Commenting on the unveiling of ENOC’s most recent environmental initiative, Saeed Khoory, ENOC Group Chief Executive said: “As a socially responsible company, ENOC is committed to finding ways to combat the ever-increasing problem of pollution. This is a major step forward in protecting the environment and enhancing the ecological framework within the UAE.”
“We have set an unprecedented benchmark with Emirates Gas introducing CNG to Dubai by converting three Abras from diesel engines to CNG powered engines. With the success of the initial trial runs, we are now looking at opportunities to popularise the fuel of the future through development of appropriate infrastructure and converting more consumers from other fuels to CNG.”
CNG is now fast becoming an alternative fuel to the traditional petrol and diesel fuels and many countries around the world are promoting the use of CNG in vehicles.
“Emirates Gas has forged ahead with the development of infrastructure for the use of CNG in Dubai through the first mobile filling station,” remarked Hesham Ali Mustafa, General Manager, Emirates Gas.
“It is our endeavour to initiate and develop suitable gas-based applications which are environmental friendly and hence we had proposed the CNG project for the Abras with the RTA,” he added.
It is estimated that Dubai will soon have access to a substantial quantity of natural gas. Taking this into consideration, Emirates Gas has already carried out a feasibility study for a natural gas pipeline network in the newly developing areas of Dubai and is considering various alternative applications of gas.
“Having taken the lead in bringing CNG to Dubai, Emirates Gas looks at the opportunity of popularising the ‘fuel of the future’ through development of appropriate infrastructure and converting more consumers from other fuels to CNG based on the availability of natural gas. This will promote a cleaner Dubai and promote healthy living,” added Mustafa.
In addition to CNG, Emirates Gas has always been in the forefront to experiment and use alternative technologies for making Dubai and UAE a better place to live.
Emirates Gas also produces a product called Emirates Gas Aerosol Propellant (EGAP) which is a substitute for ozone depleting Chlorofluorocarbons(CFC)s used in aerosol applications like perfumes, air fresheners.-TradeArabia News Service