Bhubaneswar, Feb 6: India would export diesel from Assam-based Numaligarh refinery to Bangladesh, Petroleum and tural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Saturday.
"India will export diesel from Numaligarh Refinery in Assam to Parbatipur in north Bangladesh. First we will export diesel by train on experimental basis before connecting through pipelines," said Pradhan after discussions on bilateral cooperation in the energy sector with Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury, energy adviser to the Bangladesh prime minister.
Eyeing the Bangladesh market in a big way for exporting petroleum products, he said a 200-km-long pipeline would be laid to export the products to the neighbouring country.
The minister said Cheni and Paradip ports of India would be interconnected with Chittagong and Mongla ports of Bangladesh for export of the petroleum products.
He said petroleum products can also be exported to Bangladesh from Paradip oil refinery scheduled to be iugurated by Prime Minister rendra Modi on Sunday.