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Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan approves gas pipeline project for Andhra Pradesh

Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan approves gas pipeline project for Andhra Pradesh
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Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today said in a Rajya Sabha that Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL) has entered into an agreement with the government...

Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today said in a Rajya Sabha that Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL) has entered into an agreement with the government to supply cooking gas through pipeline to nine lakh and 29,000 houses in three districts of North Andhra.

The Union Minister on Wednesday replied to a question raised by Vijayasai Reddy and said IOCL will set up 211 compressed natural gas stations for this project, which will supply cooking gas to the home through the pipeline. He said the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Authority (PNGRB) has the authority to develop the City Gas Distribution Network (CGD) in designated areas.

The Minister explained that IOCL had the right to develop and operate a piped gas network in Srikakulam, Vijayanagaram and Visakhapatnam districts during the 9th round of auction for gas distribution network rights. "As part of this, IOCL has already completed hook-up facilities, city gas station and piped gas Network design work," the minister opined.

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