Petronet India Ltd., a nongovernment holding company set up to implement pipeline projects, is planning to lay four multiple-product pipelines in India in the next 3 years, through joint ventures and subsidiaries. The pipe- lines will transport gasoline, kerosine, high-speed diesel, aviation turbine fuel, and naphtha from refineries and import terminals to demand centers.
The new pipelines are: Bina-Jhansi-Kanpur, 350 km and 2.4 million metric tons/year; Chennai-Trichi-Madurai, 500 km and 1.4 million tons/year; Paradip-Rourkela-Ranchi-Allahabad, 550 km and 2.6 million tons/year; and Bhatinda-Jalandhar-Jammu, 400 km and 3 million tons/year. Construction is expected to take 36 months.
Petronet is also planning to increase the capacity of two of its existing pipelines: Haldia-Mourigan to 1.10 million tons/year; and Kandla-Bhatinda to 5.5 million tons/year. And it will lay a central pipeline from Jamnagar, Gujarat, for transporting the products from the private-sector refineries being built by Reliance Petroleum Ltd. and Essar Oil Ltd. and from the Koyali refinery of Indian Oil Corp.