Kolkata 6th , 2021: Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will be dedicating to the nation key infrastructure projects in the oil and gas sector and road sector in West Bengal in a public function to be held in Haldia on 7th Feb 2021. His Excellency, Governor of West Bengal Shri Jagdeep Dhankar, West Bengal CM Ms. Mamata Banerjee and other dignitaries are also invited to grace the event.
- A) On the occasion, Hon’ble PM would also lay the foundation stone of the second catalytic dewaxing unit at the Haldia Refinery of Indian Oil Corporation. This unit, with a capacity of 270 TMTPA is estimated to cost 1019 crores and will produce advanced Group III Lubes Oil Base Stock (LOBS), which will be first of its kind installation in India. Once commissioned, this will lead to import-substitution in the spirit of Atmanirbhar Bharat. Currently around 70% of LOBS requirement is being met through imports. With the commissioning of CIDW at Haldia Refinery, LOBS Production of the country will be enhanced and LOBS import dependency will reduce by around 8%. This project is expected to result in saving of foreign exchange to the tune of 185 million USD.
- Name of the Project: Catalytic Iso-Dewaxing Unit at Haldia Refinery
- Location of the Project: Haldia, West Bengal
- Cost of the Project: Rs.1019 Crore
- Proposed Date of Completion: April 2023
- Direct & Indirect Employment of 2200 persons
- Will save US$ 185 Million Foreign Exchange with reduced imports.
- B) Hon’ble Prime Minister will be dedicating a 348 km long Dobhi-Durgapur natural gas pipeline. This pipeline is a part of ambitious Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga project. Dobhi-Durgapur pipeline has been built at a cost of about Rs. 2400 crore by GAIL. During the project stage, it generated 11 lakh man-days of employment. The Dobhi-Durgapur pipeline project will revive HURL Sindri (Jharkhand) fertilizer plant, supply gas to Matix fertilizer plant at Durgapur and will supply gas to industrial, commercial and automobile sectors and city gas distribution across all major towns in these states, including cities of Purulia, Asansol and Durgapur of West Bengal.
o Name of the Project: Dobhi – Durgapur Natural Gas Pipeline
o Location of the Project: Dobhi- Durgapur
o Cost of the Project: about Rs.2400 crore
o Date of Commencement of work: January 2018
o Employment generation – 11 lakh man days
- C) Another important project to be dedicated by Hon’ble Prime Minister is the LPG import terminal built by Bharat Petroleum Corporation. The LPG import terminal will cater to the growing demand of LPG in eastern region will help realize the vision of PM Modi to provide clean cooking LPG to every household. BPCL has constructed this LPG import terminal at Haldia with an investment of Rs. 1100 Crore. The terminal will meet the requirement of LPG in West Bengal and other states in eastern and north-eastern India. It is noteworthy that after launch of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojna (PMUY), LPG penetration has witnessed a phenomenal growth in the entire country. West Bengal, along with other Eastern States has also witnessed similar growth in LPG consumption. LPG penetration in West Bengal, which was only 41.4% in April 2014 has increased to 99.5% as on date.
o Name of the Project: LPG Import Terminal of 1 MMTPA capacity at Haldia
o Location of the Project: Haldia, West Bengal
o Cost of the Project: Rs.1097.54 Crore
o Date of Approval: 18.02.2015
o Employment generation – 1000 persons
- D) Hon’ble PM will also dedicate 4 Lane ROB-cum-Flyover at Ranichak, Haldia on NH 41. Haldia dock complex is the main gateway for import and export of cargo destined/originating from Eastern and North-Eastern part of country as well as land-locked countries like Nepal and Bhutan. This has been built at the cost of Rs 190 crore. The commissioning of this flyover will result in uninterrupted to and fro traffic from Kolaghat to Haldia Dock Complex and other surrounding areas. There will be a substantial saving in travel time and operating cost of heavy vehicles plying in and out of the port.
- Name of the Project: 4 Lane ROB-cum-Flyover at Ranichak, Haldia on NH 41
- Location of the Project: Ranichak, Haldia, West Bengal
- Cost of the Project: Rs.190 Crore
These projects to be inaugurated are in line with Hon’ble Prime Minister Modi’s vision of Purvodaya of driving growth of eastern India. West Bengal is going to be one of the biggest beneficiaries of the Purvodaya vision which is being implemented in mission mode to bring the state, and eastern India overall, at par with other developed states of the country. These projects will create economic opportunities for the youth of West Bengal through direct and indirect employment generation.
Oil & Gas Industry In West Bengal: Working for the betterment of the Nation
Oil & Gas infrastructure / setup in the State:
- The State of West Bengal has one Refinery (of IndianOil at Haldia), 19 Bulk storage Depots / Terminals, 13 Aviation Fuel Stations and 11 LPG Bottling Plants through which the LPG requirement of the State is being met.
- To ensure uninterrupted POL supplies in West Bengal the oil industry has a total network of 2862 (2562 of OMCs) retail outlets in the State.
- The State also has a network of over 1900 km of pipelines carrying crude oil and petroleum products underground.
- The Oil & Gas industry in the State of West Bengal has 11 LPG Bottling Plants with a bottling capacity of 1540 thousand MTPA. The LPG bottling plants are located at Budge Budge, Kalyani, Durgapur, Raninangar, Malda, Uluberia, Raiganj, Rajbandh, Paharpur, Panagarh and Haldia.
- The LPG cooking gas requirement of the State is being serviced by a network of nearly 1500 LPG distributors under all the OMCs in the state.
- In the last five years, the number of such LPG distributorships has doubled from 701 in 2014 to 1499 currently.
- A total of 244.22 lakh LPG connections are active as on date. In the last 5 years, the number of connections has grown by nearly 65% from 86.64 lakh in 2014 to 244.22 lakh currently.
- Under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, a total of 88.53 lakh connections have been released to the beneficiaries under the scheme on Industry basis which is 11% of total number of connections released in the country under the scheme. (IOC: 45.97 lakh, BPC: 21.53 lakh, HPC: 21.01 lakh)
- Due to combined efforts of all OMCs, the LPG penetration / coverage has significantly gone from 41.4% in the year 2014 to 99.3% in 2020.
- As on 1.1.2021, the demand of LPG in the State of West Bengal is 1451 TMT Vs. installed capacity – 1660 TMT
Natural Gas Scenario
- West Bengal has three Geographical Areas (Gas). This involves City Gas Distribution in those areas for supply of PNG and CNG to domestic, commercial and industrial and transport sectors.
o Burdwan – IndianOil and Adani Gas JV (IOAGPL) – Will supply PNG to be supplied to 247,852 domestic consumers and CNG to 80 nos.
o Kolkata and adjoining Districts (Bengal gas Ltd. And GAIL)
o Darjeeling-Jalpaiguri-Raniganj) – HPCL
- Under the Government’s SATAT (Sustainable Alternative Towards for Affordable Transportation), three LoIs have been awarded for compressed biogas (CBG).
Major New Projects / Investment projected by Oil PSUs in West Bengal the next 5 years (2019-20 to 2023-24):
A total of approx. Rs. 7692 crore is being invested in the State by the oil PSUs during the period 2019-20 to 2023-24, leading to all-round industrial development and employment generation in the State of West Bengal, besides meeting the energy needs of the growing economy in the State.
|S.No.||Oil PSU||Brief description of activities/ project||Investment in Rs. Cr.|
|1||IOC||Installation of Second Catalytic Dewaxing Unit at Haldia Refinery (expected commissioning by Jan 2023)||1019|
|2||IOC||Augmentation of Paradip-Haldia-Durgapur LPG Pipeline and its extension to Patna and Muzaffarpur . This 639 km long pipeline will feed Bottling Plants at Banka, Patna and Muzzafarpur. Later, it will connect with Paradip LPG import Terminal and Barauni Refinery||1199|
|3||IOC||Haldia-Barauni Crude Oil Pipeline and Conversion of existing looplines to product and gas service||1796|
|5||IOC JV (IOAGPL)||City Gas Distribution at Burdwan District for supply of PNG and CNG to domestic, commercial and industrial and transport sectors. PNG to be supplied to 247,852 domestic consumers and CNG to 80 nos.||1381.51|
|6||IOC||LPG Bottling Plant at Kharagpur||163|
|7||IOC||Bottling Capacity Augmentation at Kalyani||46.52|
|8||IOC||Storage capacity augmentation at Rani Nagar||23.75|
|9||IOC||Storage capacity augmentation at Budge Budge||37.24|
|10||HPC||Railway siding project at Budge Budge||97.5|
|11||HPCL||Storage Shed Extension at Paharpur LPG Plant||2.6|
|12||BPCL||LPG Import Terminal at Haldia||1097|
|13||BPCL||MSVs 300 MT each – 2 nos. ii. 24 Station Electronic Carousel -1 no. at Durgapur in Paschim Bardhaman district||44.59|
|14||BPCL||MSVs 600 MT each – 4 nos. ii. 24 Station Electronic Carousel -1 no. at Uluberia in Howrah district||90.24|
|15||BPCL||MSVs 300 MT each – 3 nos. ii. 24 Station Electronic Carousel -1 no. at Raiganj in Uttar Dinajpur district||49.92|
|16||BPCL||Budge Budge Installation, Distt. South 24 Parganas
i. Revamping of TF, BT etc.
ii. Terminal Automation
iii. Ethanol & Bio Diesel Tanks
|17||BPCL||Haldia Installation, Distt.: Purba Mednipur – TW Automation & Crude Oil Loading ii. Construction of AG tanks iii. Augmentation of suction /Delivery pipeline iv. Pipeline from HOJ-III to In||137.01|
CSR in West Bengal –
In 2019-20, IndianOil has spent over Rs. 18.85 crore on various welfare projects covering drinking water, sanitation, healthcare, skill development and education, etc. In the state. Over 384 lakh spent during April-December 2020. HPCL: Rs. 105.6 lakh in 2019-20. BPCL: 4.0 crore during 2019-20. GAIL: total of 25.64 crore as in 2020-21.