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PNGRB Launches New Proposal for Gurdaspur-Jammu Gas Pipeline

Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir to Benefit from Gas Pipeline Project

22-02-2023 : The Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) has initiated the process for the Gurdaspur-Jammu gas pipeline, which aims to address the natural gas needs in Jammu & Kashmir. As part of this process, PNGRB has invited tenders under Regulation 5 of PNGRB (Authorizing Entities to Lay, Build, Operate or Expand Natural Gas Pipelines) Regulations, with bids due by May 08. The proposed pipeline will span approximately 175 km with a minimum system capacity of 2.0 MMSCMD, including common carrier capacity during the entire economic life.

PNGRB has taken this initiative after a public consultation process and discussions with entities/stakeholders during open house discussions. The Bhatinda-Jammu-Srinagar pipeline was previously authorized to the GSPL-led consortium, which later became GSPL India Gasnet Limited (GIGL). However, GIGL/GSPL failed to complete the pipeline up to Srinagar, prompting PNGRB to foreclose the pipeline at Gurdaspur and launch a new proposal for the Gurdaspur-Jammu gas pipeline.

The development of the Gurdaspur-Jammu pipeline was also mentioned in the 2021-22 budget by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharman as part of a gas pipeline project in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

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