India-Myanmar-Bangladesh Gas Pipeline

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The India-Myanmar-Bangladesh Gas Pipeline was a proposed natural gas pipeline that is now considered shelved.[1][2]


The pipeline would run from Assam Gas Field, Tripura Gas Field, and Sitwe, Myanmar to Chittagong, Bangladesh and points in central India.[2]

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Project Details

  • Operator:
  • Parent Company: Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL); Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC); Bangladesh Petroleum[2]
  • Current Capacity:
  • Proposed capacity:
  • Length: 4,287.46 miles / 6,900 kilometers[2]
  • Status: Shelved[3][4]
  • Start Year:


The pipeline was first proposed by India in the early 2000s but rejected by the government of Bangladesh.[1] A pipeline was again proposed in talks between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in 2015.[2] It is part of India's Hydrocarbon Vision 2030 plan that was released in 2016.[1] In December 2018 India's Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan stated that India was continuing to explore ways to expand its gas network to Bangladesh through Myanmar.[5] However, as of August 2021, no updates on revival of this trilateral pipeline deal are publicly available and the project is therefore considered shelved. [3]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Tri-nation pipeline envisaged, The Telegraph, Mar. 6, 2017
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 India, Bangladesh negotiate gas pipeline, The New Indian Express, Jan. 23, 2017
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Opinion | How India lost a gas pipeline to China". Retrieved 2021-08-24.
  4. Sanket Sudhir Kulkarni. "Opportunities for India in Myanmar's energy sector | ORF". ORF. Retrieved 2021-08-24.
  5. India To Expand Gas Pipeline To Myanmar Through Bangladesh, Energy Infra Post, Dec. 9, 2018

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