Adani to begin gas supplies to Khurja

Vol 16, PW 14 (07 Feb 13) News in Brief

Pottery town Khurja in Uttar Pradesh will finally begin receiving piped gas from Adani Gas by March.

Adani has completed an 8-inch diameter, 20-km gas pipeline connecting Khurja to a ‘tap-off’ point on the nearby HVJ pipeline. “In the first year we expect to supply 1000 households," says Adani.

“We're also talking to five factories.” Adani Gas has secured 10,000 cm/d of R-LNG from GAIL for three years.

Over 500 potters and ceramics producers can also look forward to piped gas. Adani received PNGRB authorisation to sell gas in Khurja on August 27 last year - five years after it applied in 2007.

Two years before that Adani had received a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from Uttar Pradesh state authorities in November 2005. Adani has spent Rs70cr ($14m) over the last five years on a 40-km steel pipeline and a 30-km plastic pipeline and plans to spend another Rs50cr ($10m) over the next five years to connect customers to its dormant network.