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GAIL's Assam Gas Cracker project headoffice to be located in Assam

Written by: Staff

Mumbai, July 7 (UNI) The state owned gas transporter GAIL India's Rs 5460 crore Assam Gas Cracker Project, proposed as a part of the Assam Accord and now being implemented by the Company-led Joint Venture Company (JVC), will have its head office located either at Guwahati or Dispur in Assam.

Announcing this, a GAIL press release said the very first Joint Venture Partner Meet on May 26 discussed and decided that the Head Office of the proposed Gas Cracker Project will be in Assam.

The equity participation in the project will be governed by decision taken by Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) of the Government of India. The CCEA had approved that the Company led JVC will implement the Assam Gas Cracker Project to set-up an integrated Petrochemical Complex at Lepetkata in Dibrugarh.

The Feedstock for the Petrochemical Complex is 6 MMSCMD gas from Oil India Ltd (OIL) Duliajan and 1.35 MMSCMD gas from Oil&Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (ONGCL) upto March 31, 2012 and 1 MMSCMD thereafter. The petrochemical complex shall also utilize 160,000 tons per annum (TPA) of petrochemical grade naphtha from Numaligarh Refinery Ltd (NRL).

The petrochemical complex will comprise of a cracker unit, downstream polymer and integrated off-site / utilities plants. The complex has been configured with a capacity of 220,000 TPA of ethylene and 60,000 TPA of propylene with natural gas and naphtha as feed stock.

The products from the petrochemical complex shall be 220,000 TPA of HDPE/LLDPE, 60,000 TPA of polypropylene, 55,000 TPA of raw pyrolysis gasoline and 12,500 TPA of fuel oil.


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