Bhubaneswar gets PNG supply

GAIL is having a market share of over 75 percent in natural gas transmission

GN Bureau | October 24, 2017


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 Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) has commenced the supply of environment-friendly piped natural gas (PNG) to 255 houses in Bhubaneswar. Minister for petroleum and natural gas and skill development and entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan unveiled the facility.

 
Pradhan lauded GAIL for the early commissioning of the project which was earlier set to be completed by March 2018. He said GAIL took up the project on a war-footing and commenced PNG supply almost six months before the deadline.
 
The beginning of supply of natural gas is being seen as an important step towards the fulfillment of prime minister Narendra Modi’s dream of developing a gas-based economy and linking eastern India to the country’s natural gas grid through the ‘Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga’, which will pass through Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal.
 
The longest stretch of the project – 769 km – will be built in Odisha, a PIB release said. This pipeline will lead to industrial development of eastern India.
 
City Gas Distribution (CGD) projects in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack are being taken up in parallel with the Jagdishpur – Haldia & Bokaro – Dhamra Natural Gas Pipeline (JHBDPL), popularly known as ‘Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga’. 
 
In Odisha, the natural gas pipeline will be constructed at an estimated investment of Rs 4,000 crores, spread across 769 km in 13 districts.
 
GAIL (India) Limited is having a market share of over 75 percent in natural gas transmission. With over 11,000 km of natural gas network, GAIL supplies India’s fuel requirements across sectors like power, fertiliser, industrial, automotive and even household consumers.
 
In Bhubaneshwar and Cuttack, the number of PNG connections will be gradually ramped up in the next 3-5 years. Moreover, 25 CNG stations will be commissioned in the twin cities to supply compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel to vehicles.

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