India’s largest LPG pipeline planned

The state-owned Indian Oil Corp (IOC) has revealed plans to lay India’s longest LPG pipeline.

IOC wants to import LPG at Kandla in Gujarat and move it through a 1,987km pipeline to Gorakhpur via Ahmedabad (in Gujarat), Ujjain, Bhopal (in Madhya Pradesh), Kanpur, Allahabad, Varanasi and Lucknow (in Uttar Pradesh).

The pipeline will carry 3.75 million tons per annum of LPG, according to a report on Zeenews.

This will be the biggest LPG pipeline in the country. GAIL currently operates a 1,415-km line from Jamnagar in Gujarat to Loni near here. The line carries 2.5 million tons of LPG annually.

An IOC spokesman said: “The demand for LPG is increasing consistently in recent year. Further, due to Government of India’s emphasis to make LPG – a clean and environmental friendly fuel, available to every domestic household in the country, LPG demand is expected to increase at much steeper rate in the coming year.”

The proposed pipeline will connect eight of IOC’s LPG bottling plants in Central and Northern India.
IOC said it is building additional import capacities at Paradip, Cochin and Kandla to meet the increasing requirements of imports.

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