A massive network of pipelines is being built for transportation of natural gas to various corners of the country for promoting gas-based economy. The Centre will invest Rs 70,000 crore in the first phase to spread gas pipeline across the country, said Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan.
Addressing the 19th National Conference on Corrosion Control here on Wednesday, Pradhan said pipelines are proposed to be laid to Bangladesh from Dhamra in Odisha and Siliguri in West Bengal to export LNG to the neighbouring nation.
In Odisha, approximately Rs 4,500 crore would be pumped in to construct 1,700 km pipeline network in the first phase and a strategic oil reserve will set up at Chandikhole once the land acquisition is over, said Pradhan. Read More