India’s Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board has given GAIL approval to construct a 1,104 km, 4–30 inch diameter gas pipeline extending from Kochi to Mangalore.
The Kochi-Kootanad-Bangalore-Mangalore gas pipeline, which will have a design capacity of 16 MMcm/d of gas, runs through the districts of Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Mallapuram, Kozhikode, Kannur and Kasargod in the state of Kerala; and Coimbatore, Erode, Salem and Dharmapuri in the state of Tamulnadu; Dakshin Kannad, Chamrajnagar, Mandya and Benguluru in the state of Karnatake.
It will be constructed in two phases; the first phase will involve approximately 44 km of pipeline and the second phase will involve completion of the remaining 1,060 km.
The pipeline is expected to be commissioned by March 2013.
Article Source: http://pipelinesinternational.com/news/pngrb_approves_construction_of_indian_gas_pipeline/075935/
Publication Date: 21 June 2012