Salaya–Mathura Oil Pipeline
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Salaya–Mathura Oil Pipeline is an oil pipeline in India.
The pipeline runs from from Salaya (near Vadinar) in Jamnagar district on the coast of Gujarat to IndianOil's refineries at Koyali (Gujarat), Mathura (Uttar Pradesh) and Panipat (Haryana). The pipeline branches off at Viramgam in Gujarat through a 148 km pipeline to Koyali (Baroda). The pipeline also branches off at Chaksu to Mathura and Panipat.
- Owner: IndianOil
- Current capacity: 100,000 barrels per day
- Length: 1,870 kilometers / 1,162 miles
- Status: Operating
- Start Year: 1978
On 24 February 2016, the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change approved a debottlenecking project on the pipeline. The 798-km pipeline project includes laying new pipeline from Moda, Gujarat to Manjpuria, Dausa, as well as expanding the pipeline in Rewari distric of Haryana.
On 4 July 2017, Essar Projects Indiana Ltd. announced it commissioned a 28-inch diameter, 403-km pipeline segment of the debottlenecking project.
Spills and Environmental Issues
The pipeline expansion project includes segments within 10 km of two wildlife sanctuaries, Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary (2.7 km) and Balaram-Ambaji Wildlife Sanctuary in Banaskantha district, Gujarat (0.09 km).
In June 2017, the pipeline ruptured, spilling oil across four hectares of agricultural land in Mota Thavariya villange near Jamnagar city. The amount spilled was not reported.
Articles and resources
- Salaya–Mathura Oil Pipeline, IndianOil, accessed September 2017
- MoEF clears Salaya-Mathura pipeline project, Projects Today, 2 Mar. 2016
- Projects commissions 403-km pipeline of the Salaya-Mathura Pipeline (SMPL) De-bottlenecking Project for Indian Oil, 4-traders, 4 July 2017
- IOC pipeline ruptured near Jamnagar, oil spreads on agricultural land, The Indian Times, 17 Jun. 2017