India continues to develop National Gas Grid
The Indian Government remains committed to expanding its National Gas Grid, with plans to add a further 14,239 km of gas pipeline to the country’s existing 16,788 km network.
In 2015, the Minister of State Petroleum and Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan said the aims and objectives of National Gas Grid were to remove regional gas and green fuel access imbalances within the country, connect gas sources to major demand centres and develop distribution networks in cities to supply compressed natural gas and piped natural gas.
On 6 February 2019, Minister Pradhan said PNGRB authorised the pipelines, which are at various stages of development, to increase the availability of natural gas across the country.
PNGRB has given state-owned gas distributor, GAIL (India), permission to develop a 750 km section of the 2,655 km Jagadishpur–Haldia–Bokaro Dhamra Pipeline (JHBDPL) project.
The Barauni–Guwahati section of the pipeline is considered integral to the JHBDPL, which will connect the northeast region with the National Gas Grid.
PNGRB has also sanctioned Indradhanush Gas Grid Limited (IGGL) – a Indian Oil Corporation, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, GAIL, Oil India and Numaligarh Refinery Joint Venture – for the development of North East Gas Grid to connect the eight states of North Eastern India.
Pipelines International 08-02-19