A natural gas producer has forwarded an R10.50 per litre alternative solution to South Africa’s recent and enraging petrol price hike.
The CNG Holdings Group believes it has what South African motorists need. The company specialises in creating compressed natural gas.
The enterprise built Mzansi’s first gas filling station back in 2014 before winning over more than 1.300 mini-bus taxis to using a natural gas system, the Sales and Market manager Wayne Williams said.
South African motorists were left fuming after the fuel price hike to nearly R20 per litre in Spring, Williams says natural gas is around R10.50 a litre.
Drivers using natural gas pay around R9 less per litre every time they fill up.
“In South Africa, we get our gas off the Sasol pipeline, which comes from Mozambique, and there are plans to expand that further. There are also people bringing in Liquid Natural Gas,” he said.
According to the given explanation from CNG, compressed natural gas is sold in litres and has the equivalent energy of one litre of 95 octane petrol.
“Petrol engines are referred to as “bi-fuel”. The vehicle can run on either petrol or Compressed Natural Gas. When the Compressed Natural Gas has depleted the vehicle changes back to petrol without any change in performance automatically.
“A litre of Compressed Natural Gas produces an equivalent performance as 95 octane petrol. The consumption rate of the taxi will be the same for Compressed Natural Gas as it is for 95 octane petrol.”
“Natural Gas is cheaper than Petrol or Diesel and maintenance costs are reduced by more than 40%. Natural Gas currently costs R10.50,” CNG says.