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Current Initiatives


CURRENT INITIATIVES (as on Sept 2018)

 

1. India-Bangladesh Friendship Product Pipeline (IBFPL):

NRL and Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation has entered into an agreement for implementing a 129.5 KM product pipeline from NRL's Siliguri Marketing Terminal in India to Parbatipur in Bangladesh. The estimated cost involved in laying the pipeline is Rs. 346 crores.  The project is being implemented with Grant-in-aid support of Rs. 285 crores from the Govt. of India for the Bangladesh portion of the pipeline. NRL's investment in the project will be Rs. 61 crores.  The project activities have commenced with the ground breaking ceremony held on 18th Sept 2018, witnessed by the Hon'ble PMs of both the countries.

 

2. Bamboo Bio-refinery

A Joint Venture (JV) Company Assam Bio-Refinery Pvt. Ltd. (ABRPL) was incorporated in on 4th June, 2018 with equity participation of 50% by NRL, 28% by M/s Fortum 3BV, Netherlands and 22% by M/s Chempolis Oy, Finland. The estimated cost of the project is Rs. 1259 crore.

The technology for the bio-refinery will be provided by M/s Chempolis Oy of Finland. This initiative is a pioneering effort which will use this new technology for conversion of ligno-cellulosic bio-mass to ethanol for the first time in the country in a commercial scale. Besides ethanol, the bio-refinery will also produce furfural, acetic acid and bio-coal. The plant shall have capacity to process 300 TMT of Bamboo (Bone Dry) and shall produce 49 TMT of Ethanol together with associated platform chemicals.

 

3. North East Gas Grid

All the North East State capitals are envisaged to be connected through the North -East Gas Grid by 2020. A Joint Venture Company named M/s Indradhanush Gas Grid Limited has been incorporated in the month of August 2018 with equal participation of NRL, IOCL, ONGC, OIL, and GAIL to implement the project. This ambitious Project will connect all North East State capitals to the National Gas Grid through Barauni-Guwahati Gas Pipeline being laid by GAIL. The length of the proposed NE Natural Gas Pipeline Grid is around 1500 km. to be implemented at an estimated project cost of Rs. 6000 crores.    

 

4. Refinery Capacity Expansion from 3.0 to 9.0 MMTPA including Crude Oil pipeline from Paradip (Odisha) to Numaligarh.

The Refinery expansion from 3 MMTPA to 9 MMTPA, a part of the ambitious 'Hydrocarbon Vision 2030 for the North East' is under active consideration by the Govt. of India. In addition to increasing refining capacity, the expansion project includes construction of two cross-country pipelines: a) Crude oil pipeline of 6 MMTPA capacity and 1,398 km length from Paradip (Odisha) to Numaligarh (Assam) for transporting imported Crude oil to the refinery, and b) Product pipeline of 6 MMTPA capacity and 650 km in length from Numaligarh to Siliguri for evacuation of product. The estimated cost for implementing the expansion project and associated pipelines is to the tune of Rs. 22,000 crore. 

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