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GAIL to sign pacts with Tata Steel, JSPL, Vedanta for gas supplies

MoUs would be signed on the occasion of the laying of foundation stone for new Dhamra-Angul 36 inch main line

Nirmalya Behera  |  Bhubaneswar 

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On December 16, Pradhan will inaugurate two CNG stations in Bhubaneswar

(India) Ltd will enter into pacts with aluminum and steel majors in for supply of from December 2019.

The gas major will sign term sheets with including Steel Authority of India Ltd (Rourkela), (Kalinganagar), (Jharsuguda), Jindal Stainless Ltd (JSL), and Power Ltd (JSPL) and Indian Metal and Ferro Alloys (IMFA).

The memorandum of understanding (MoUs) with the would be signed on the occasion of the laying of foundation stone for new Dhamra-Angul 36 inch main line and Bhubaneswar-Cuttack-Paradip 12 inch spur line on December 17 by Dharmendra Pradhan, Union minister of petroleum & and skill development & entrepreneurship.

"Our marketing team has identified 11 industries for the supply of We will sign the MoUs on the occasion. Together, 1.2 million standard cubic meters a day (mmscmd) gas will be supplied to these industries", said Ashutosh Karnatak, director (projects), (India) Ltd.

This will enable the switch to cleaner, safer, convenient, economical and happy fuel, he added.

Dhamra-Angul 36 inch main line is part of the 2655-km Jagdishpur-Haldia and Bokaro-Dhamra Pipeline (JHBDL) popularly known as the

In Odisha, the pipeline will be constructed at an estimated investment of Rs 4000 crore and will have a length of the 769-km covering 13 districts.

On December 16, Pradhan will inaugurate two stations in Bhubaneswar.

Over the coming years, 25 stations will be commissioned in the twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack to supply to

Initially, the will reach Bhubaneswar through special containers called at cascades which be transported by road from Vijayawada. Later, will be supplied from the pipeline.

"In Bhubaneswar the creation of network for supply of gas will see an investment of Rs 500 crore", Karnatak added.

First Published: Sat, December 16 2017. 01:35 IST
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