Mehsana-Bhatinda Gas Pipeline
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The Mehsana-Bhatinda Gas Pipeline is a proposed natural gas pipeline.
The pipeline would run from Mehsana, Gujarat through Rajasthan viz. Sirohi, Udaipur, Rajsamand, Pali, Jodhpur, Bhilwara, Nasirabad, Jaipur, Sikar, and Alwar to Bhatinda, Punjab.
- Operator: GSPL India Gasnet Limited (GIGL)
- Parent Company: Gujarat State Petronet 52%; Indian Oil 26%; Bharat Petroleum 11%; Hindustan Petroleum 11%
- Current Capacity:
- Proposed capacity: 28.15 billion cubic meters per year
- Length: 1,038 miles / 1,670 kilometers
- Status: Proposed
- Start Year: 2020 (first phase)
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. 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. 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. Land acquisition is expected to happen more quickly after the August 2019 revocation of Article 370, which gave autonomy to the states of Jammu and Kashmir.
Articles and resources
- Natural Gas Pipelines Under Construction, PNGRP, Jan. 15, 2016
- Establishment of Gas Grid & City Gas Distribution & Pipeline Network in Rajasthan, Government of Rajasthan, accessed August 2018
- GSPL pipeline plan gets boost from Jammu and Kashmir move, Times of India, Aug. 8, 2019
- Snapshot of India’s Oil & Gas data, Ministry of Oil & Natural Gas, January 2018
- Article 370: What happened with Kashmir and why it matters, BBC, Aug. 6, 2019