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GAIL to extend gas pipeline

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GAIL will extend the planned Jagdishpur– Haldia and Bokaro–Dhamra pipeline to Guwahati.

State-owned GAIL has announced plans to extend the Urja Ganga natural gas pipeline project to Guwahati to connect the north-eastern region with grid, according to the Indian Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.

Speaking at a seminar organised by industry body Ficci, Pradhan said GAIL has "proposed to extend the Jagdishpur– Haldia and Bokaro–Dhamra pipeline to Guwahati".

The company has carried out a feasibility study on laying a spur line to Guwahati in Assam within the approved Rs 12 940 crore project cost, he said.

GAIL has approached the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) for the permission to lay the spur line, which would connect the north eastern states to the national gas grid.

A consortium of state-run companies headed by GAIL has started its initial work on the project, according to Pradhan.

The other parties are Indian Oil Corporation, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation and Oil India.

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