By Bizodisha Bureau, Bhubaneswar, July 11, 2018: Oil major Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) will invest Rs 3663 crore on for laying two pipelines originating from Odisha under the aegis of South Eastern Region Pipelines (SERPL).

The proposed Paradip-Hyderabad pipeline line (PHPL) will evacuate products like motor spirits, high-speed diesel, kerosene and aviation turbine fuel (ATF) from its refinery at Paradip.

The IOCL has already began constructing the 1212 Km pipeline which is listed in National Perspective Plan under the Sagarmala Programme announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The project is slated to be operational by August 2020.

The pipeline will ensure uninterrupted supply of the petroleum products for catering the growing demand in Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

It also plans the second pipeline- Dhamra-Haldia-Paradip LNG (DHPPL) pipeline from Dhamra Port to Haldia and Paradip for a dedicated supply of natural gas to Paradip and Haldia refineries for captive consumption.

While the PHPL will be laid with an investment of Rs 23.21 billion, DHPPL will see an investment of Rs 13.42 billion.

“Since inception, the region has made capital investment of Rs 31.27 billion in various (pipeline) projects. Again investments of another Rs 40 billion will be done by IOCL”, said P C Choubey, executive director, South Eastern Region Pipelines (SERPL), Bhubaneswar told media persons.

IOCL also has plans to lay a new pipeline in the name and style of Paradip- Somnathpur (Balasore)-Haldia product pipeline (PSHPL) for evacuation of the products from the Paradip refinery.

Both PSHPL and DHPPL are in the advance stage of detailed engineering survey.

SERPL is operating 227 Kms section of Paradip-Haldia-Barauni crude oil pipeline (PHBPL), 1073 km Paradip-Raipur-Ranchi product pipeline and 243 Kms section of Paradip-Haldia-Durgapur LPG pipeline (PHDPL).

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