Bhubaneswar: Indian Oil Corporation Ltd( IOCL) ED SERPL, P C Choubey, and IOCL CGM, SLC Oil Industry, Pritish Bharat Saturday said that the Rs 586 crore Chandipur-Paradip-Haldia-Barauni Crude Oil Pipeline’s (PHBPL) Balasore Pump Station at Hidigaon,  Rs 400 crore Paradip-Balasore section of the Paradip-Haridaspur-Durgapur LPG PHD Pipeline, and Rs 8.3 crore Carousal of LPG Bottling Plant at Khurda and Balasore would be inaugurated by union petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan.

Addressing a press conference, Choubey and Bharat said that IOCL is having the biggest and largest crude oil handling facility of 37 MMTPA in the East Coast of India at Paradip with 3 Single Point Mooring System which are installed in deep sea at a distance of 21 km from sea shore. The PHBPL Pipeline is acting as the energy highway to entire Eastern & North-Eastern region of India supplying crude oil to 5 refineries namely Paradip, Haldia, Barauni, Bongaigaon & Guwahati. Also in future it is envisaged to feed crude oil to Numaligarh refinery in the NE Region. This crude pipe line will reduce the positioning cost of crude at the above said upcountry refineries by about Rs 300-400 crore  per annum.

Paradip is having one of the biggest crude oil storage facilities having 31 number of crude oil storage tanks of capacity of 60,000 kiloliters each. This will ensure uninterrupted supply of crude oil to all eastern region refineries of IOCL. This newly constructed Balasore Pump Station with all State of Art facilities will play a key role in feeding all those refineries.

Out of the Rs 586 crore PHBPL project for four states(Odisha, West Bengal, Jharkhand and Bihar), the investment in Odisha would be Rs 321 crore

The Rs 400 crore PHDPL, the first LPG pipeline in the Eastern India laid by IOCL, is envisaged to cater to the LPG demand of the states of Odisha, Jharkhand & West Bengal. The 710 km long pipeline is originating from Paradip in the state of Odisha and terminates at Durgapur in West Bengal.

The Rs 8.30 crore bottling plant capacity augmentation project would enhance the production capacity from 60 TMTPA to 120 TMTPA. Odisha LPG demand for IOCL is projected as 150 TMTPA for FY 17-18 and installed capacity till FY 16-17 was 90 TMTPA with total bottling capacity expected to be about 1.30 crore cylinders per year from the present 65 lakh. The Kosan Crisplant of Denmark, world’s leading filling machine manufacturer, has provided the equipment and technology to have bottling capacity of 1600 cyclinder/hr.

As Odisha’s bottling demand is being met from plants located at Vizag and Jamsedpur, this ramp up of the capacity of Odisha plant would  result in overall bottling capacity of 180 TMTPA for IOCL in the state making it sufficient to meet enhanced demand due to PMUY.

The two IOCL top executives said that the Rs 3.28 crore LPG Pipeline connectivity from Paradip Refinery by PHDPL has made bulk supplies secure and loading of TT(s) to nearby bottling plants shall improve LPG situation in entire region.