About 11 CNG stations were reopened on 14 February for the YBS bus lines in Yangon region. Some of the YBS bus lines are also resuming their operations, according to the CNG Department, Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE).
The 41 CNG stations were halted on 12 and 13 February because of the current situation in Myanmar. Therefore, the YBS operation in Yangon was also suspended in those days. Now, about 11 CNG stations are resuming their services for YBS bus lines starting from 14 February.
“Now, we have reopened 11 CNG stations. More CNG shops will also be reopened in the coming days. There are about 42 CNG stations in Yangon region. And, nearly half of the CNG stations were also halted in the pandemic period,” said an official from CNG department.
“The YBS buses are still having difficulties in filling up the gas in the CNG stations because only a few CNG stations are resuming their operation. Although YBS buses are running on the road, we have to wait for many hours to catch a bus. Also, the YBS bus drivers are asking for more money,” said a passenger.
As per data provided by the CNG Division of the MOGE, Yangon Region has over 6,500 CNG buses, but only 4,000 buses come to fill the gas at the stations. Yangon’s daily CNG consumption is 24.14 million cubic feet, and YBS buses account for 13.41 million cubic feet of the total consumption. — Aye Maung/GNLM