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India to spend INR 70,000 crore for natural gas pipeline network - Mr Pradhan

Gasoil News - Published on Fri, 07 Dec 2018

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PTI cited Union Minister Mr Dharmendra Pradhan as saying that the Centre will initially spend INR 70,000 crore to spread gas pipelines across the country, and is working out plans to expand gas network to Myanmar through Bangladesh. The central government is promoting gas based economy which needs a massive network of pipelines for transportation of natural gas to various corners of the country. Mr Pradhan said while addressing the 19th National Conference on Corrosion Control organised here "In the first phase INR 70,000 crore will be invested to spread gas pipeline network across the country."

He said that India is also planning to expand gas pipeline network to Myanmar through Bangladesh. He said that "Under this programme, pipelines are proposed to be constructed between Dhamra to Bangladesh and Siliguri to Bangladesh to export LNG gas according to the requirement of the neighbouring nation."

Turning to Odisha, Mr Pradhan said the state needs a huge infrastructure to store, refine and transport the natural gas to the doorstep of the industry from Paradip, Dhamra and Gopalpur. He said the Centre is contemplating to promote port based industries in Odisha and also in other coastal states having natural ports.

The eastern part of India, including Odisha, needs a high double digit growth rate to be on a par with Western region. In Odisha, around Rs 4500 crore would be pumped in to construct 1700 kms of pipeline network in first phase.

He added that a strategic oil reserve project will also be launched in Chandikhol after acquiring land there.

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Posted By : Joykumar Irom on Fri, 07 Dec 2018
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