Pipeline infrastructure is an economical and safe mode of transporting the natural gas, coal, iron ore etc. by connecting sources to consuming markets.
- Gas pipeline grid determines the structure of the gas market and its development. Therefore, an interconnected National Gas Grid has been envisaged to ensure the adequate availability and equitable distribution of natural gas in all parts of the country.
- At present, there are about 16800 km long Natural Gas pipeline network which is operational in the country. In order to make available natural gas across the country, it has been envisaged to develop additional about 14,300 km pipelines to complete the National Gas Grid.
JAGDISHPUR – HALDIA/BOKARO – DHAMRA PIPELINE PROJECT (JHBDPL) & BARAUNI GUWAHATI PIPELINE PROJECT (BGPL)
- GAIL is executing Jagdishpur-Haldia- Bokaro-Dhamra Pipeline (JHBDPL) of length 2,655 km and Barauni-Guwahati Pipeline of length 729 km under Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga Project to connect Eastern India.
NORTH EAST REGION (NER) GAS GRID
A joint venture of five oil and gas CPSEs i.e. GAIL, IOCL, OIL, ONGC and NRL named as “Indradhanush Gas Grid Ltd” (IGGL) has been entrusted to develop trunk pipeline connectivity in all North Eastern States i.e. Assam, Sikkim, Mizoram, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya in a phased manner.
Prime objective of these pipelines would be to transport the domestic natural gas produced in the north east states and the same may first cater to the local requirements.
It shall also connect the NER grid to the National Gas Grid.