Oil Minister to inaugurate Paradip-Balasore section LPG Pipeline


Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will inaugurate several projects including Paradip-Balasore section of LPG PHD (Paradip-Haldia-Durgapur) pipeline at Balasore on Sunday.

He will also inaugurate Balasore Pump Station at Hidigaon, Chandipur Paradip Haldia Barauni Crude Oil Pipeline (PHBPL) and 2nd Carousal of LPG Bottling Plant at Kuruda, Balasore.

Inauguration of Paradip-Balasore section of Paradip Haldia Durgapur LPG Pipeline (PHDPL):

This is the 1st LPG Pipeline in Eastern India being laid by Indian Oil Corporation.

The Paradip-Haldia-Durgapur LPG Pipeline is envisaged to cater to the LPG demand of the states of Odisha, Jharkhand & West Bengal. The 710 km long pipeline is originating from Paradip in the state of Odisha and terminates at Durgapur in West Bengal.

A total of Rs. 400 Crores has been invested for this project in Odisha.

With the commissioning of 157 Km of 10.75’’ Diameter Paradip-Balasore section pipeline, construction of Pump station at Paradip and Delivery station at Balasore the road transportation of LPG from Paradip is eliminated thus reducing carbon emissions and traffic congestion. This can be visualised from the fact that about 1.3 Crore gas cylinders are going to get filled at Balasore LPG bottling plant.

From the environmental point of view, this project would result in the reduction of Co2 emission to the tune of 16 lac MT per annum.

Enhancement of Bottling Capacity, through 2nd Carousal:

Odisha LPG demand for IOCL is projected as 150 TMTPA for FY 17-18 and installed capacity till FY 16-17 was 90 TMTPA. Current sourcing of Bottling Demand for Odisha State is also being met from nearby Plants located at Vizag and Jamshedpur. Our consumer strength was 20.2 lacs in May 2014 has rapidly grown to 61 lacs as of now and is expected to reach about 80 lacs by the year-end, this enhanced bottling capacity will meet the additional requirement of Odisha.

Capacity Augmentation Project having approved cost of Rs.8.3 Crore was planned in FY 15-16 for enhancing Production from 60 TMTPA to 120 TMTPA. With this, the total bottling capacity is expected to be about 1.30 cr cylinders per year ( 65 lacs currently)

New Bottling facilities installed by this Project are Modern State of the Art facilities mostly procured from M/s. Kosan Crisplant, Denmark world’s leading Filling Machine Manufacturer and having bottling capacity of 1600 Cylinders/ hr.

Commissioning of new Bottling facilities shall result in overall Bottling Capacity of 180 TMTPA for IOCL at Odisha making it self-sufficient to meet enhanced demand due to PMUY.

LPG Pipeline connectivity from Paradip Refinery by PHDPL has made Bulk Supplies secure and loading of TT(s) to nearby bottling plants shall improve LPG situation in the entire region. The project cost has been completed at cost of Rs. 3.28 Crore which shall be beneficial for Public in entire Region.