Five oil PSUs sign JV pact for N-E Natural Gas Pipeline Grid

In a major initiative to connect all the North-East States to the National Gas Grid, five central oil PSUs – IOCL, ONGC, GAIL, OIL, and NRL have signed an agreement for executing the North – East Natural Gas Pipeline Grid.

As per the agreement signed in Guwahati last night, a joint venture company will develop, build, operate, and maintain the Natural Gas Pipeline Grid connecting Guwahati to the other major North -Eastern cities and major load centers such as Numaligarh Refinery and integrating it with gas producing fields in the region.

The project will connect the state capitals of all the eight North Eastern states – Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh with an expenditure of 6000 crore rupees for 1500 Km length gas pipeline in a tentative four years time schedule. The Project will be implemented in three phases.

 

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