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Gujarat plans to build 1,460 km gas pipeline


Gandhinagar : The Gujarat government is planning to build a 1,460-km pipeline for the transportation of gas from the Krishna-Godavari (KG) fields off the Andhra Pradesh coast to other parts of the country.

The state government has submitted a proposal in this regard to the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB), a senior official in the department of energy here said.

The proposed pipeline, from Mallavaram in Andhra Pradesh and to Bhilwara in Rajasthan, will transport gas from the fields of Gujarat State Petroleum Corp Ltd (GSPCL).

The pipeline will pass through major cities like Warangal, Amaravati, Nagpur, Bhopal, Indore, Udaipur and Godhra in Gujarat, the official said.

GSPCL, which won the KG exploration block in 2003 through a competitive bidding, has so far drilled 15 wells, out of which 11 wells are discovery wells.

Three wells have shown no gas flow and one is yet to be tested, the official said.