Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday dedicated the state of the art oil terminals of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) at Jharsuguda and Jatni in Odisha.
He also dedicated the Paradip-Raipur-Ranchi pipeline to the nation.
“These new facilities will further strengthen storage and distribution of petroleum products in the states of Odisha, Jharkhand and Chattisgarh,” said Pradhan
He proposed for the availability of natural gas in Jharsuguda district through a pipeline which will be connecting to Dhamra Natural Gas Regasification plant.
Pradhan said more than 22000 LPG gas connections distributed to BPL families in Jharsuguda district under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana.
The integration of the Paradip refinery with Jatni and Jharsuguda Oil Terminals through Paradip-Raipur-Ranchi Pipeline in Odisha will be an enabler for faster evacuation of petroleum products from Paradip Refinery, he added.
The Paradip-Raipur-Ranchi Pipeline is further connected to Ranchi Oil Terminal of Jharkhand and Korba and Raipur Oil Terminals of Chattisgarh.
The total project cost for these projects is about Rs.2800 crores. These facilities will aid in meeting the growing demand for petroleum products leading to faster development of the region.
IOCL chairman Sanjiv Singh said the biggest and smart automated oil terminal of Odisha at Jharsuguda is yet another important milestone for uninterrupted, automated delivery of fuel supply to 10 districts of western Odisha.
The districts are Bargarh, Bolangir, Deogarh, Jharsuguda, Keonjhar, Kalahandi, Sundergarh, Sambalpur, Sonepur and Nuapada.
The terminal at Jharsuguda is part of the government’s continuing endeavour to build a world-class and automated oil terminal in the Odisha, he added.
The fully automated terminal at Jharsuguda at a total investment of Rs.140 Crore is having the facilities of safe and efficient Bottom loading facilities, automated Quality and Quantity control, Scheduling and Tank Farm management.
The project boosted in generating enormous employment in Odisha indirectly in terms of haulage and housekeeping, security, maintenance, canteen and tank truck crew etc.
Total tankage capacity is 49000 Kilo Litre (Coverage 22 days) with 2200 KL per day sale of Petrol, Diesel and Kerosene to cater more than 350 sale points (245 nos. ROs, 114 nos. consumers and 27 nos. SKO agencies) round the year supply.
Similarly, the renovation of Oil depot, Jatani at a cost of Rs 70 crore is enabled for catering 13 districts of Odisha.
The districts are Angul, Boudh, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Ganjam, Gajapati, Khordha, Nayagarh, Puri, Phulbani, Rayagada, Malkangiri and Kalahandi.