Regulator axes trans-India gas pipeline

India’s Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board has revoked authorization for state-owned GAIL (India) Ltd. to lay a 2,112-km pipeline to carry imported natural gas from the west to east coasts.

India’s Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board has revoked authorization for state-owned GAIL (India) Ltd. to lay a 2,112-km pipeline to carry imported natural gas from the west to east coasts.

The regulator cited the absence of construction during the 6 years the authorization has been in effect.

The pipeline, between Surat, Gujarat, and Paradip, Odisha, was to have capacity of 75 million cu m/day.

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