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India’s NRL plans to construct 1,338 km crude oil pipeline

19th November 2013

India’s Numaligarh Refinery Limited plans to construct 1,338 km crude oil pipeline from Dhamra port in Odisha to its oil refinery in Assam

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Numaligarh Refinery Limited is planning to construct a 1,338 km crude oil pipeline from Odisha to Assam in India

India’s Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) is planning to construct a 1,338 km crude oil pipeline from Dhamra port in Odisha to its oil refinery in Assam, India. The company is currently conducting a feasibility study of the project and aims to kickoff construction in 2014.

 

NRL also has plans to expand its oil refining capacity to 9 million metric tonnes per annum (mmtpa) from 3 mmtpa at present. The expansion of its facility in north-east India is scheduled for 2017.

 

NRL along with Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Dhamra Port Company Limited (DPCL) to conduct a techno-commercial feasibility study for NRL to construct 6 mmtpa bulk crude oil import facilities and BPCL 1 mmtpa bulk LPG import facilities.

 

 

According to the MOU, DPCL will build and cover the costs of the required jetty facilities along with associated infrastructure for unloading bulk crude oil and bulk LPG carrying ships at Dhamra port. Additionally, NRL will construct the bulk crude oil storage facilities as well as crude evacuation facilities at the Dhamra port.

 

 

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