Assam based Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) has inked Pipeline Right to Use (RoU) sharing Agreement with GAIL (India) Limited. 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.
NRL stated that 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.
The company added both the pipelines share a common pipeline route from Purnia (Bihar) to a place near Guwahati (Assam) for around 550 Km