In 2002, a significant Natural Gas discovery was made in the KG Basin, marking the beginning of a transformative journey. This led to the idea of establishing a pipeline that would connect the Eastern Coast of India to the Western markets, enabling the seamless transportation of Natural Gas throughout the country. With an initial evacuation capacity of approximately 85 MMSCMD (Million Metric Standard Cubic Meters per day), the vision was to construct a 48-inch diameter pipeline to meet the demand for Natural Gas. In August 2004, Pipeline Infrastructure Limited obtained authorization from the Government of India to construct, own, and operate this pipeline.
The pipeline traversing across 5 states from Kakinada in the East to Bharuch in the West, is equipped with cutting-edge capabilities to ensure safety, compliance, reporting, tracking, and most importantly seamless transportation through remote operation facilities. The system broadly comprises of 1375 km long trunk pipeline, spur lines of 102 km and associated Mainline Valves (MLVs), Tap-Off Points, Compressor Stations (CS), Metering and Regulating Stations (M&R), Pipeline Operation Control Centre (POC), Cathodic Protection System (CP), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System (SCADA), Pipeline Integrity Management System (PIMS), Pipeline Application Software (PAS), and a dedicated optical fibre cable-based telecommunication system. The Pipeline has been designed and engineered in accordance with the requirement of applicable codes and standard (ASME B 31.8) and conforms to the Oil Industry Safety Directorate’s (OISD) standards 138 and 141. The above-ground facility of the PIL pipeline includes 10 compressor stations with a total installed power of 900+ MW. These assets & state-of-the-art technologies help in remote monitoring & operation of PIL pipeline in a safe & efficient manner. Thus, enabling uninterrupted receipt & deliveries of Natural Gas from various sources to customers.
1480 km pipeline network
10 Compressor Stations