KG Basin Gas Pipeline

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The KG Basin Gas Pipeline is an operating natural gas pipeline.[1]


The pipeline runs from the offshore Krishna Godavari gas field to various points in Anya Pradesh.[2]

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Project Details

  • Operator: Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL)
  • Parent Company: Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL)
  • Current Capacity: 5.8 billion cubic meters per year
  • Length: 541 miles / 870 km
  • Start Year: 2009


The pipeline is owned and operated by Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL).[1]

Explosion in Nagaram

On June 27, 2014, leaking gas from the pipeline caused an explosion that killed 29 people in Nagaram, East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh.[3] An investigation by the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) found that the leak was caused by GAIL transporting wet gas containing water and chemicals in a section of pipe designed to carry dry gas.[4] PNGRB imposed a civil penalty of Rs 20 lakh on GAIL with an additional penalty of Rs 1 lakh per day for nonpayment.[4]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 Operating Natural Gas Pipelines in India, PNGRP, accessed April 2018
  2. No.Infra/PL/Exis17/KG-REG/GAIL/01/10, Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board, May 12, 2010
  3. Nagaram blast: Probe nails GAIL, says it ignored disaster warnings, Times Of India, Aug. 7, 2014
  4. 4.0 4.1 Lapses by GAIL led to pipeline fire in Andhra Pradesh last year: Regulator, Times of India, Jul. 22, 2015

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