Work begins on worldآ’s longest LPG pipeline

Vol 3, PW 20 (27 Oct 99) News in Brief

The Gas Authority of India (GAIL) has begun construction of what it claims is the worlds longest LPG pipeline.

On Saturday (16th October) GAIL managing director CR Prasad inaugurated the 1,250-km long pipeline from Jamnagar in Gujarat to Loni in Uttar Pradesh. The pipeline, scheduled for completion in February 2001, will pass through Gujarat, Rajasthan, Haryana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.

LPG will be picked up from the Reliance and the Essar refineries at Jamnagar and from an Indian Oil Corporation import terminal at Kandla. LPG will be evacuated en route at Ajmer and Jaipur in Rajasthan, Piyala in Haryana, Madanpur Khadar in Delhi and Loni in UP.

GAIL said the pipeline will have an initial capacity of 1.7m tonnes a year (t/y), rising to 2.5m t/y by 2011-12.