KG Basin Gas Pipeline
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The KG Basin Gas Pipeline is an operating natural gas pipeline.
The pipeline runs from the offshore Krishna Godavari gas field to various points in Anya Pradesh.
- 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).
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. 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. PNGRB imposed a civil penalty of Rs 20 lakh on GAIL with an additional penalty of Rs 1 lakh per day for nonpayment.
Articles and resources
- Operating Natural Gas Pipelines in India, PNGRP, accessed April 2018
- No.Infra/PL/Exis17/KG-REG/GAIL/01/10, Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board, May 12, 2010
- Nagaram blast: Probe nails GAIL, says it ignored disaster warnings, Times Of India, Aug. 7, 2014
- Lapses by GAIL led to pipeline fire in Andhra Pradesh last year: Regulator, Times of India, Jul. 22, 2015