New Delhi, Oct 15 : A historic ‘Pipeline Right to Use (RoU) sharing Agreement’ was inked between NRL and GAIL (India) Limited on Wednesday at New Delhi.
The agreement, a win-win for both the sides was signed by GM (Project) NRL -Mr.P J Sarma and GM (Projects),GAIL- K K Sachdeva in presence of MD NRL- S K Barua and CMD GAIL – Manoj Jain in presence of Directors of GAIL and senior officials of both the organisations.
Under the agreement, both the companies shall share a common Right to Use (RoU) for laying their respective pipelines for a stretch of 550 Km from Purnia in Bihar to Guwahati in Assam.
GAIL is laying its Barauni – Guwahati pipeline (BGPL), which is a part of Jagdishpur – Haldia & Bokaro – Dhamra Natural Gas (NG) Pipeline Project, popularly known as ‘Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga’ extended up to Guwahati to supply natural gas to pipelines under North East Gas Grid (NEGG).
NRL is also laying its 1,630 Km long Paradip Numaligarh Crude Pipeline (PNCPL) crude pipeline, originating from Paradip Port, traversing through the States of Odisha, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar and Assam and terminates at its refinery at Numaligarh (Assam). The pipeline project is part of the mega Integrated Refinery Expansion project from 3MMTPA to 9 MMTPA currently under implementation at a project cost of more than Rs. 22 thousand Crore.
Both the pipelines share a common pipeline route from Purnia (Bihar) to a place near Guwahati (Assam) for around 550 Km. The sharing of the pipeline RoU shall help in optimisation of land acquisition for pipeline laying. Both the companies shall also be benefited in terms of resource sharing during execution and operation of the respective pipelines.