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Indian Oil joins hands with BPCL & HPCL to lay LPG pipeline from Kandla to Gorakhpur

Jun 7,2019

State-owned oil and gas company Indian Oil Corporation Ltd has joined hands with other oil marketing companies-Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL)- for laying the world’s longest 2,757 km LPG pipeline from Kandla in Gujarat to Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh."


The 2,757-km cross-country pipeline, estimated to cost about Rs 10,000 crore, will connect three major states with the west coast to reach LPG to 22 bottling plants of the three OMCs through the most economical and environment-friendly transportation mode.


The Kandla-Gorakhpur LPG Pipeline, once completed, can transport up to 8.25 million metric tonnes of LPG per year, which amounts to about 25% of India’s LPG demand. The project would be implemented by the Joint Venture Company of Indian Oil with 50 percent share, and BPCL, as well as HPCL with 25 percent, share each.


The pipeline will source LPG from three import terminals on the west coast and two refineries (at Koyali and Bina) and supply LPG to 22 bottling plants of the three OMCs connected en route - three in Gujarat, six in Madhya Pradesh and 13 in Uttar Pradesh.


In addition, the pipeline will supply LPG to 21 more bottling plants in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Uttar Pradesh through road-bridging.


The agreement was signed here last evening by SK Jha, CGM (Gas), IndianOil, I Srinivas Rao, ED (LPG), BPC; and JS Prasad, ED (Pipelines), HPC; in the presence of Sanjiv Singh, Chairman (IndianOil); Mr. D. Rajkumar, C&MD, BPC; Mr. MK Surana, C& MD, HPC; and other Board members from the OMCs.