The chairman of All Pakistan Compressed Natural Gas Association (APCNGA), Abdul Ghiyas Paracha, has revealed that 22kg weight CNG cylinders as well as the latest Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) compatible kits will soon be introduced for cars in Pakistan.
On Wednesday, Ghiyas Paracha told the state-run news agency that these kits can be used in 660cc to 3000cc vehicles.
The association is hopeful to get the OGRA’s nod soon after the authority completes its board quorum.
In response to a query, he further mentioned that the lightweight cylinders will have the same 8kg CNG filling capacity — comparable to the old 60kg CNG cylinders.
The latest technology in these new kits will enable them to give better fuel mileage for cars in Pakistan. They will also be easier to handle as opposed to the old kits.
New CNG kits will prove to be cost-effective as compared to the increased prices of new vehicles. However, price of new cylinders and kits will be determined after their import.
Paracha mentioned that Pakistan is looking to partner with foreign companies and are in negotiation with firms from Italy and Argentina, for the import of kits, equipment and more.
A number of international entrepreneurs have already been in contact with ANCNGA in the past, and have showed great interest in investing in the Pakistani market which was the top CNG consumer in 2012 with 3.7-million CNG vehicles.
Mr. Paracha said that the government has made several policies in the past to revive the CNG sector in Pakistan. He said that Pakistan is expected to become the number one country when it comes to CNG use in the next four years.