Green panel nod for RGPL´s Rs1,428-cr ethane pipeline project
The Centre´s green panel has given environment clearance to Reliance Gas Pipeline Ltd (RGPL) for its Rs.1,428 crore project to build a 486-km long pipeline through Gujarat and Maharashtra for transportation of liquid ethane. The Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) of the Union Environment Ministry in its recent meeting has recommended giving environment clearance to RGPL, wholly owned subsidiary of Reliance Industries Ltd, for the Dahej pipeline project, sources said. The EAC recommended the ministry to stipulate specific conditions while giving the final clearance, they added. As per the proposal, a 486 km dedicated pipeline network named as ´Dahej Nagothane Ethane Pipeline (DNEPL)´ will be built to transport liquid Ethane to the tune of 1.25 million metric tonnes per annum (MMPA) made available from RIL´s Dahej manufacturing division to Hazira manufacturing unit and to RIL´s Nagothane manufacturing facility.