GAIL (India) Ltd. won the license to build the 2-million standard cu m/day Gurdaspur-Jammu natural gas pipeline. India’s Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) awarded the project to GAIL over India Oil Corp., the only other qualified bidder.
The 175-km pipeline will carry gas from Punjab to Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir.
PNGRB is also preparing for its twelfth bidding round to build out India’s natural gas pipelines and city gas distribution network, releasing a list of eight geographical areas for which it is beginning public consultation. These areas are Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.
The Government of India has said it is prioritizing a shift towards a natural gas-based economy.