Kandla–Bhatinda Oil Pipeline

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Kandla–Bhatinda Oil Pipeline
Location
Country India
From Kandla
Passes through Panipat
To Bhatinda
General information
Type Oil products
Operator Indian Oil Corporation
Commissioned 1996
Technical information
Length 1,443 km (897 mi)
Maximum discharge 6 million metric tons per annum

Kandla–Bhatinda Oil Pipeline (KBPL) was started in 1993 and it was commissioned in 1996.[1] It is the largest oil pipeline of India. However, the first engineering firm to work on the project, Škoda Export, did not complete the job and fresh bids had to be taken in 1996.[2] The total length is 1443 km with a capacity of 6.0 MMTPA. It was recommissioned later the same year.[3] The pipeline transports oil brought into India to consumers of North India which is land locked. The pipeline is owned by Indian Oil Corporation. Initially, it was a product pipeline. Now it is a crude oil pipeline from Kandla to Panipat and subsequently it is a product pipeline up to Bhatinda.

Due to increasing demand for petroleum products in the North-West region of the country in the late 1990s, the pipeline capacity was scheduled to be increased to 8.8 MMT by May 2000.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Indian Oil to augment Kandla-Bhatinda pipeline capacity". Financial Express India. Retrieved 10 April 2012. 
  2. ^ Pradeep Puri (Mar 10, 1997). "Fresh Bids Invited For Kandla-Bhatinda Oil Pipeline". Business Standard. Retrieved 10 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "Indian Oil restarts Kandla-Bhatinda products pipeline". rediff.com. February 5, 2001. Retrieved 10 April 2012.