Duliajan Numaligarh Pipeline Limited proposes a 500 km natural gas pipeline from Duliajan to Chandrapur in Assam.
Aug 1, 2023
A 500 Km natural gas pipeline has been proposed by Duliajan Numaligarh Pipeline Limited from Duliajan to Chandrapur near Guwahati through Jorhat, Golaghat, Karbi Anglong and Nagaon in the state. The company said there was a huge possibility of business of around 5.5 million metric standard cubic meters per day (mmscmd) with a pipeline that needs to target the city gas distributors and other bulk consumer industries at Bokajan, Diphu, Lumding, Hojai, Lanka, Nagaon, Morigaon, and onwards to Chandrapur near Guwahati. The company also suggested that the pipeline can also be connected to the IGGL Phase-I pipeline near Borpothar (Golaghat district in Assam).
The government has set a target to increase the share of natural gas in the energy mix from around 6.3 percent to 15 percent by 2030 which includes expanding the country’s national gas grid to about 33,500 km. North Eastern states produce 20 percent of the country’s natural gas output of 75 million metric standard cubic meters per day (mmscmd).