Feedstock supply agreements for gas cracker project in Assam signed

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Dibrugarh, Sept 19 (UNI) The feedstock supply agreement for the Rs 5460 crore gas cracker plant, being set up at Lepetkota in this eastern Assam district, was signed here today.

The gas supply agreement was signed between Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited (BCPL) and Oil India Limited (OIL) and the Naphtha supply agreement was signed between the BCPL and the Numaligarh Refineries Limited (NRL).

The feedstock supply agreements were signed by Chief Operating Officer of BCPL R K Kashyap, Director (Operations) OIL N M Borah and Director(Technical) NRL D Chakravorty, in the presence of Union Minister of State for Chemicals B K Handique, State Planning and Development Minister Prithivi Majhi and other dignitaries.

The signing of feedstock supply agreements is a major milestone in the execution of the project.

The Assam government has handed over 890 acres of land for the project and the BCPL has acquired necessary environmental and pollution clearances.

Under the feedstock supply agreements, BCPL will source 6.0 MMSCMD gas from OIL, Duliajan, which shall be processed to recover C2+ Liquid as feedstock for the petrochemicals complex.

The Petrochemical complex shall also utilise 16000 TPA of Petrochemical grade naphtha from NRL.

In addition to fuel supplies from OIL and NRL, 1.35 MMSCMD gas from Oil and Natural Gas Commission Limited (ONGCL) till March, 2012, and 1.00 MMSCMD thereafter will be utilised by BCPL.

UNI

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