Mumbai–Manmad Pipeline

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Mumbai–Manmad Pipeline, also known as the Mumbai Manmad Bijwasan Pipeline (MMBPL), is an oil pipeline in India.[1]

Location

The pipeline originates at Mumbai, passes through Manmad Terminal in Maharashtra, and ends at Bijwasan, Delhi, India.

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Project Details

  • Operator: BPCL Group[1]
  • Owner: BPCL Group
  • Current capacity: 175,000 barrels per day
  • Length: 1,500 kilometers / 932 miles
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 1998

Background

The project commenced in mid-1998 and involved the laying of a 252 km long petroleum product pipeline from Mumbai on the Arabian sea coast to Manmad, near Nashik, located in North-Eastern Maharashtra. Subsequently, by March 2007, the pipeline was extended from Manmad to Bijwasan near New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport. The total length of the MMPL pipeline, reaching from Mumbai to the outskirts of New Delhi, is approximately 1,500 km.[2]<[2][3]

It has capacity of 5.2 million tonnes per annum (175,000 barrels per day).[1]

Spills

In January 2017, the Mumbai-Manmad pipeline spilled more than 150,000 of liters of diesel, contaminating several farms near Agarkhind village.[4] According to Senior Police Inspector Mukund Deshmukh of Sinnar, "Around 12.30 p.m., the JCB suddenly struck into the oil pipeline passing through the fields and huge quantities of oil started gushing out of the hole."[4]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Mumbai–Manmad Pipeline, GEO, accessed September 2017
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Ace Pipeline Contracts Pvt. Ltd". Acepipeline.co.in. Retrieved 2010-08-02.
  3. "Nepal travel, Nepal Tours, Nepal Travel Packages, Nepal Vacations, Nepal Tour Organizer, Nepal Adventure Tours, Nepal Travel Agent". Rajuindia.com. 2008-02-24. Retrieved 2010-08-02.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Nashik oil pipeline leak floods farm with diesel, Business Standard, 27 Jan. 2017

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