Indian refiners plan long LPG pipeline

Three state-owned refiners in India have agreed to form a joint venture to lay what they say will be the world’s longest LPG pipeline, spanning 2,757 km between Kandla, Gujarat, and Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. Indian Oil Corp. will hold a 50% share of the venture. Bharat Petroleum and Hindustan Petroleum will hold 25% interests each.

Three state-owned refiners in India have agreed to form a joint venture to lay what they say will be the world’s longest LPG pipeline, spanning 2,757 km between Kandla, Gujarat, and Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh.

Indian Oil Corp. will hold a 50% share of the venture. Bharat Petroleum Corp. and Hindustan Petroleum Corp. will hold 25% interests each.

The pipeline, estimated to cost $1.46 billion, will have capacity of 8.25 million tonnes/year of LPG, about 25% of India’s LPG demand, according to Indian Oil.

It will receive product from three terminals and two refineries in western India and supply 3 bottling plants in Gujarat, 6 in Madhya Pradesh, and 13 in Uttar Pradesh.

With road links, the pipeline will supply 21 other bottling plants in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Uttar Pradesh.

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