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Compressed natural gas set to rise in emerging economies

CNG is still making inroads in developing markets

Compressed natural gas can already be classified as a mature fuel in many countries, especially in the developing world, where it is a low-cost alternative to diesel and gasoline, particularly for long-haul heavy-duty vehicles and fleet vehicles that do large amounts of mileage, such as buses and taxis. In China, a mixture of increasingly abundant feedstock via LNG and pipeline imports, together with central government policy to promote gas use to cut urban pollution, mean there are around 4m CNG-powered vehicles on the road. Similarly, India is incentivising CNG and its gas-driven fleet is expanding fast and has now moved beyond 1.8m. In the case of Iran-which has led the world in CNG upt

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