‘PNG will affect public health, environment’

‘PNG will affect public health, environment’

February 3, 2022

Mysore/Mysuru: The Piped Natural Gas (PNG) project that is being implemented in Mysuru is neither people-friendly nor economical, alleged Mehul Patel, the distributor of HP Gas in Mysuru. It will spoil the health of people and will be detrimental to environment, he said.

Addressing a press conference at Pathrakarthara Bhavan in the city yesterday, he claimed that many experts have opined that the PNG is unhealthy as it contains methane and ethane that is not compressed. “Nitrogen oxide is generated through this gas and this will harm health of people. This has been reported in reputed magazines like Forbes and National Geographic,” he claimed.

Mehul said that LPG was safe and do not contribute to global warming while the PNG has been given a negative rating by chemical engineers and petroleum gas experts. “In winter, the PNG takes a solid format (after precipitation) and there are chances of pipelines getting blocked while the gas supply company will claim that there are no obstructions. Many people with piped gas will suffer and at that time, there will be no solution and this would lead to conflicts,” he reasoned.

He dismissed the claims that the PNG is cheaper. “Rs. 7,000 has to be paid as a deposit and the savings of Rs. 400 per month is completely false and misleading. New stoves and other equipment have to be purchased and if there is small damage in the pipeline, the company will levy heavy penalties. Shifting houses will be a headache with piped gas. All these facts have been hidden from people,” he claimed.

9 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “‘PNG will affect public health, environment’”

  1. Tejaswi G says:

    We are using PNG for last 4 years. There is no facts Provided in the claim. There is no report in public domain on PNG being dangerous. The gas stove problem is exaggerated. The nozzle pin hole needs change and you don’t need any new stove. The GAIL employees will fix it. It has better safety than LPG even in leakage. GAiL being a govt organization, what benefits will it gain in false propaganda against LPG. Govt deals with both. I think this article is baised.

  2. AKSHAY P KUMAR says:

    Offcourse a HP gas distributor is going to oppose gas pipeline since he is going to lose business. Supplying though pipeline is the safest way to transport gas and this is proved all across the world. Also he doesn’t mention anything about accidents caused by gas cylinder

  3. dsnayak says:

    he is a businessman and ofcourse a profiteer.take his statments with a pinch of salt

  4. DIVYESH says:

    Nonsense article. We at Gujarat are using more than 5 years. No issues so far. Cheap way to promote LPG.

  5. Vishnu says:

    Expected better from you Star of Mysore , my bad. Even leakage of LPG will cause many health effects.. How many people have you seen complaining? Because it is very rare occurance. If you compare there are even major benefits, such as PNG will actually gets spread in air easily so less fire accidents will happen

  6. Sulekh singh says:

    We are using PNG since more than 3 years. It’s absolutely safe and cheap while comparing with LPG. This article is issued with malicious Intention.

  7. Sudarshan says:

    He has lost the business and hence this comment.He needs to b updated on PNG and cannot comment without knowing anything.
    Initially these reactions vl b there but it is the consumer who vl benefit immensely

  8. RAVIKUMAR says:

    Iam staying in Mumbai,is a customer of png last 29 years. Itis very safest gas for house hold work, moreover we use geaser for bath with the same gas. It is safe and cheap. If we use lpg one cylinder is required for 22-25 days then more than 2 calendar required for 2 months.the reading png will take 2 months duration,and our bill comes rs:450 to rs:600 rupees. Compare the difference, then you will know who cheap it is.

  9. Prakash.R says:

    How nobody has pointed out that this is a scheme to make Adani Amvani rich and against the poor?


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