Mehsana-Bhatinda Gas Pipeline

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The Mehsana-Bhatinda Gas Pipeline is an under construction natural gas pipeline in India.[1]

Location

The pipeline would run from Mehsana, Gujarat through Rajasthan viz. Sirohi, Udaipur, Rajsamand, Pali, Jodhpur, Bhilwara, Nasirabad, Jaipur, Sikar, and Alwar to Bhatinda, Punjab.[2][3]

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Project Details

  • Operator: GSPL India Gasnet Limited (GIGL)[1]
  • Parent Company: Gujarat State Petronet 52%; Indian Oil 26%; Bharat Petroleum 11%; Hindustan Petroleum 11%[4]
  • Current Capacity:
  • Proposed capacity: 80.11 MMSCMD[1]
  • Length: 1,149.54 miles / 1,850 kilometers[1]
  • Status: Construction[1]
  • Start Year: 2021[4]

Background

The pipeline would be owned and operated by GSPL India Gasnet Limited (GIGL). The Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board authorized GIGL to build the pipeline in July 2011.[5] The pipeline was listed as "Under Construction" in a January 2018 report by the Petroleum Planning & Analysis Cell of the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas.[6] However in August 2019 it was reported that construction had not yet begun due to delays in acquiring land, and that it was scheduled to begin in September 2019.[7] Land acquisition was expected to happen more quickly after the August 2019 revocation of Article 370, which gave autonomy to the states of Jammu and Kashmir.[8]

As of March 2021, construction was underway.[1] The pipeline was scheduled for commissioning in June 2021, but was delayed due to the second wave of Covid-19 in India. [4]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "Partially Commissioned Common Carrier Natural Gas Pipelines". www.pngrb.gov.in. PNGRB. March 31, 2021. Retrieved 2021-09-03.
  2. Establishment of Gas Grid & City Gas Distribution & Pipeline Network in Rajasthan, Government of Rajasthan, accessed August 2018
  3. Gujarat State Petronet Limited (2020). "2019-2020 Annual Report" (PDF). BSE. Retrieved September 7, 2021.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Gujarat State Petronet Ltd's cross-country pipeline project delayed | Ahmedabad News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2021-09-03.
  5. Natural Gas Pipelines Under Construction, PNGRP, Jan. 15, 2016
  6. Snapshot of India’s Oil & Gas data, Ministry of Oil & Natural Gas, January 2018
  7. GSPL pipeline plan gets boost from Jammu and Kashmir move, Times of India, Aug. 8, 2019
  8. Article 370: What happened with Kashmir and why it matters, BBC, Aug. 6, 2019

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