SunstarTV Bureau: The Odisha Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) in Assam has undertaken Rs 949 crore pipeline project for laying 2,200 km crude oil pipeline from the Paradip port in Odisha to Numaligarh and product pipeline from Numaligarh to Siliguri in West Bengal.
A senior NRL official said that the company will invest Rs 949 crore, including refinery expansion project from the current 3 MMTPA to 9 MMTPA besides laying the 2,200 km crude oil pipeline.
The NRL is also laying the 130 km transnational India-Bangladesh Friendship Pipeline (IBFPL) from its marketing terminal in Siliguri to Parbatipur in Bangladesh.
According to official sources the NRL holds equity stake in two important ongoing joint venture projects including Assam Bio Refinery Pvt. Ltd. (ABRPL) which is implementing the first bamboo-mass bio-refinery in the country and Indradhanush Gas Grid Limited (IGGL) which is implementing North East Gas Grid connecting all the eight capitals of northeastern states with National Gas Grid.
The pipeline would also cater to the industrial customers in the northeastern states including NRL.
An official release said that Department of Public Enterprises (under the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises) Secretary Sailesh visited NRL’s corporate office in Guwahati on Friday and reviewed the capital expenditure (CAPEX) plan of Oil India Limited and NRL for the financial year 2020-21.
“The DPE Secretary took stock of the CAPEX plans of both the companies in the current fiscal and beyond and stressed upon the need to speed up the same as envisioned by the central government in order to boost the economy and sustain the momentum of its revival in the aftermath of Covid-19,” the release said.