State gas company GAIL (India) Ltd has laid a dedicated pipeline to supply natural gas to HPCL Mittal Energy Ltd’s (HMEL) Bathinda refinery in Punjab as it appears to be bringing environmentally friendly fuel to all corners of the country. This is a step towards making natural gas available to large customers, the company said in a statement.
The pipeline gas reception station was inaugurated by Prabh Das, CEO and CEO, HMEL in the presence of Manoj Jain, Chairman and CEO, GAIL; Vartika Shukla, Chairman and CEO, Engineers India Ltd and Deepak Gupta, Director (projects), GAIL, said it.
The dedicated pipeline, which will supply 1 million standard cubic meters of gas per day to HMEL, has been laid at a cost of Rs 142 crore.
“The 44.26 km pipeline with a diameter of 12 inches (total capacity – 5 mmscmd) is a branch of the 500 km long Dadri-Bawana-Nangal pipeline (DBNPL). The natural gas supply tap is taken from the GAIL receiving terminal in the NFL, Bathinda, ”Stood there.
GAIL is India’s largest natural gas transportation and marketing company.
DBNPL is part of the national gas network and runs from Dadri (Uttar Pradesh) through Yamunanagar (Haryana) to Nangal (Punjab) to meet the energy needs of these northern states. The pipeline will increase the supply of natural gas in the region, resulting in increased supply to households, vehicles, commercial and industrial enterprises.
It already supplies gas to various industrial customers and city gas networks in places like Ghaziabad, Bawana, Saharanpur, Yamunanagar and Mandi Gobindgarh, Nangal, Ludhiana, NFL Bhatinda and CGS Ludhiana.