Guwahati to get piped gas supply by the end of 2023
GAIL India Limited announced that the Barauni-Guwahati Pipeline will be able to provide gas in Guwahati by the end of the year, thereby marking a major milestone in the linkage of the state with the National Gas Grid.
GUWAHATI: GAIL India Limited announced that the Barauni-Guwahati Pipeline will be able to provide gas in Guwahati by the end of the year, thereby marking a major milestone in the linkage of the state with the National Gas Grid. This, in due course, shall enable connections among producers, importers, and end-users of natural gas in a seamless manner.
The representative of GAIL India Limited took part in the Gas Conclave 2023, a day-long brainstorming workshop on the prospects and challenges of the usage of natural gas organized by the Department of Industries, Commerce, and Public Enterprises, Government of Assam, on Tuesday.
The 726-km Barauni-Guwahati Pipeline from Barauni in Bihar to Guwahati in Assam via West Bengal is an extension of the Jagsihpur-Haldia-Bokaro-Dhamra Pipeline, commonly known as Pradhan Mantra Urja Ganga, and has been designed to take fuel to hitherto unconnected eastern states. The pipeline will also connect to the North East Gas Grid, which will cater to eight states in the Northeast in phases.
Speaking at the inaugural session of the conclave, State Industries, Commerce, and Public Enterprise Minister Bimal Borah noted how the Hydrocarbon Vision 2030 for North-East India of the Central Government has opened up several vistas of economic development through natural gas. He further noted how Assam has so many reserves of natural gas that it can fuel its economy based on this clean and green fuel. In this regard, he stressed evolving synergy among the different stakeholders in the entire value chain of natural gas. Representatives of NRL and a number of other oil and natural gas companies like GAIL, IGGL, IOCL, OIL, AGCL, APL, Adani Gas, and ONGC attended the conclave.