India must push for a trans-national deep water gas pipeline from Iran, passing through Oman but by-passing Pakistan, to feedstock the country’s power, fertilizer
A 1,300-km undersea pipeline from Iran, avoiding Pakistani waters, can bring natural gas from the Persian Gulf to India at rates less than the price of Liquefied Natural Gas available in the spot market, proponents of the pipeline said on Tuesday.
Indian state-owned company Oil India has submitted a feasibility report to the government in connection with the construction of a pipeline from Bihar to Assam to address the energy needs of the state.
Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural GasDharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday said that India has invested heavily in its gas distribution network adding that in next five years, 15,000 km would be added to it.
Russia and India will soon sign a memorandum on the construction of the gas pipeline as part of the intergovernmental agreement, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak told TASS.
After almost over a year of groundbreaking of the TAPI project in December 2015, a long-awaited work on 1,680-km Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline got under way on March 3, 2017 in Pakistan.