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Foundation for Indo-Nepal oil pipeline


  • Within a week pipeline to pump petroleum products like petrol and diesel to land-locked Nepal from India will be laid. This project would permit a disturbed supply of petroleum products to the Himalayan nation.
  • From Indian side of the border Raxaul town to Amlekhgunj in southern Nepal a 40-kilometre-long pipeline will be laid. Out of this two kilometres would be in India and the remaining in Nepal
  • It will take three years to complete and estimated cost of the project is Rs 275-crore out of which Rs 200 crore for the project will be provided by Indian Oil Corporation and 75 crore will be provided by Nepal Oil Corporation
    Currently Petrol, diesel, domestic LPG and jet fuel (ATF) trucked from IOC’s depot at Raxaul to Nepal.
  • In 2006, a 41-km oil pipeline from Raxaul to Amlekhgunj was proposed and funded by 50:50 IOC and Nepal Oil Corp but never went further as Nepal refused to fund its share of cost.
    Now IOC came forward to contribute a major part of the cost if Nepal commits to buy products for at least 15 years.

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