GAIL Plans to Set Up Kondapalli-Tirupati Natural Gas Pipeline to Serve Its Potential Customers
- 26-Nov-2020 1:59 PM
- Journalist: Francis Stokes
GAIL India Ltd. is planning to set up a 450-km bi-directional pipeline from Kondapalli, Andhra Pradesh to Tirupati for supplying Natural Gas to its client industries and several city gas distribution projects.
The state-owned firm has submitted an expression of interest (EOI) for establishing the pipeline of capacity 4 MMSCMD to the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB). The pipeline will originate from Kondapalli in KG Basin network in Andhra Pradesh and connect Amravathi, Narasaraopet, Podili and Tirupati. Mentioning about the availability of Natural Gas source, GAIL remarked that ONGC had indicated the availability of additional High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT) gas at some locations in the KG Basin. In addition, the mentioned sources also included R Series gas from RIL field as well as other natural gas pipelines such as East West Pipeline, Indian Oil’s Ennore-Bengaluru pipeline and RLNG terminal in Ennore.
The company is aiming to serve its vast list of customers such as steel, IFFCO-Kisan SEZ and a fertilizer plant, an auto component firm in Tirupati; and CGD and PNG projects in Andhra Pradesh through the pipeline.