IndianOil to invest Rs 18.23 billion to expand east India’s maiden LPG pipeline

Public sector Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) is planning to augment the Paradip-Haldia-Durgapur LPG Pipeline, which is eastern India’s first pipeline, and its extension up to Muzaffarpur and Patna, with an investment of Rs 18.23 billion.

P C Choubey, Executive Director (pipelines division), IOCL, said, “Under the augmentation of Paradip-Haldia-Durgapur LPG Pipeline, new facilities will be added at Paradip and Balasore. We expect to commission the project by December 2020. This line will be extended to Muzaffarpur and Patna.”

He further said that the investment is in addition to Rs 13.30 billion LPG pipeline planned by IOCL, the first in eastern India and proposed from Paradip to Durgapur for transportation of LPG from Paradip refinery.

The LPG requirement at Patna and Muzaffarpur are now met by train wagons and bullets. The Paradip-Haldia-Durgapur LPG pipeline will cater to the LPG demand of Odisha, Jharkhand and West Bengal and originates from Paradip.

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