Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India] Apr 30 (ANI): Union Minister for Petroleum and natural gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday launched three projects, including a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) bottling unit built at the cost of Rs 321 crore in Balasore district.
The three projects were inaugurated near Hidigaon village on Balasore-Chandipur road in the presence of senior officials from the Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL).
The Balasore pump station initiated by Pradhan will help in supplying crude oil to five refineries of Paradip, Haldia, Barauni, Bongaigaon, and Guwahati, at Chandipur in Balasore district.
The Paradip-Haldia-Barauni Crude Oil Pipeline (PHBPL) was the third project inaugurated by the Union Minister. It is considered as the energy highway to entire Eastern and North-Eastern region of India for supplying crude oil to refineries at Paradip, Haldia, Barauni, Bongaigaon, and Guwahati.
These projects are envisaged to cater to the LPG demand of Odisha, Jharkhand, and Chhattisgarh. (ANI)