The Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) today granted authoÂrisation to the State Government-controlled Gujarat State Petronet Ltd-led consortium for constructing the Mallavaram (Andhra Pradesh)-Vijaipur (Madhra Pradesh); Mehsana (Gujarat)-Bhatinda (Punjab) and Bhatinda-Srinagar (J&K) trunk pipeline for carrying natural gas.
GSPL owns a controlling 52 per cent stake in the consortium with IOC (26 per cent), BPCL (11 per cent) and HPCL (11 per cent). Overall, the conÂsortium will lay nearly 4,000 km of Pipeline at an estimated investment of Rs 12,500 crore.
GSPL believes the three pipelines together will give a reasonable shape to the proposed national gas grid.
The Mallavaram-Bhopal (MP)Â-Bhilwara (Rajasthan)-VijÂaÂiÂÂpur pipeline will connect the gas bearing Krishna-Godavari basin in Andhra Pradesh with consumption centres in Central India.