Work starts on gas pipeline in northern India

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Oct. 22
-- GAIL (India) Ltd. has begun two-stage construction of a total of 182 km of natural gas pipeline in northern India.

The pipeline will carry gas from a tap-off point on an existing 24-in. GAIL line at Kanapur in Uttar Pradesh to Rudrapur and Pant Nagar in Uttarakhand. It will have design capacity of 2.5 MMscfd.

The first phase of construction will involve 101 km of pipeline between Karanpur and Kashipur. Completion of the first phase is due by January 2011.

The second phase will include 58 km of pipeline between Kashipur and Rudrapur-Pant Nagar and is due for completion by January 2012.

The pipeline will supply gas to a power plant planned in Kashipur; industries in Moradabad, Kashipur, and Rudrapur; and a city distribution system in Moradabad.

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