Hindustan Petroleum has received environment clearance for expansion of Ramanmandi Bahadurgarh Petroleum Products Pipeline (RBPL).
Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL) operates a 243 km long cross-country pipeline RBPL for transportation of various petroleum products. Its existing capacity is 4.71 MT per annum and the company has proposed to enhance up to 8 MT per annum for transportation of additional petroleum products.
This pipeline is catering to the demand of Bahadurgarh and other northern areas via Bathinda-based Guru Gobind Singh Refinery in Punjab.
The expansion project, which is estimated to cost Rs 230 crore (about USD 35.7 mln) has been approved based on the recommendations of an expert panel.
HPCL has informed the environment ministry that the proposed expansion will reduce the dependency of transporting petroleum products through road trucks and rail wagons and result in considerable reduction in road/rail traffic congestion and environmental pollution.