Numaligarh Refinery keen to export
PM News Bureau
The Numaligarh Refinery Ltd in Assam has shown interest in exporting its products to neighbouring countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan and Myanmar. According to B.K. Das, Managing Director of the company, logistically it was easier to access the three South Asian markets through road, rail and river routes. NRL officials will soon visit Myanmar to explore this avenue. The Union ministry of petroleum and natural gas has given special approval for a tank-truck fleet for transporting up to 10 per cent of the surplus NRL products by road to outside the north-east region.
The company is also keen to export its products out of the state to West Bengal, Bihar, Orissa, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh. It is also interested in marketing its winter grade high-speed diesel to Bhutan.
Meanwhile, a proposal to build a product pipeline from Numaligarh Refinery to Siliguri, is in the final stage. This project is meant to help the industrial development of the north east region, particularly Assam. The project, in which Oil India Ltd and BPCL are partners, will bring an investment of Rs 600 crore.
(March 01-15, 04)