Kochi-Mangaluru gas pipeline
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5th Jan, 2021
The Government launched the natural gas pipeline from Kerala’s Kochi to Mangaluru in Karnataka.
About the Project
- Built by: The 450km long pipeline, is built by GAIL (India) Ltd.
- Cost: Rs 3,000-crore
- The project will carry natural gas from the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Regasification Terminal at Kochi to Mangaluru, while passing through Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kannur and Kasaragod districts.
- It has the transportation capacity of 12 million metric standard cubic metres per day.
- The project marks an important milestone towards the creation of “One Nation One Gas Grid”.
About Natural Gas
- Natural gas is the earth's cleanest fossil fuel and is colorless and odorless in its natural state.
- It is composed of four hydrocarbon atoms and one carbon atom (CH4 or methane).
- Colorless and odorless in its natural state, natural gas is the cleanest burning fossil fuel.
- When it burns, natural gas produces mostly carbon dioxide, water vapor and small amounts of nitrogen oxides.
Significance of the project
- Environment-friendly and affordable fuel: The pipeline will supply environment-friendly and affordable fuel in the form of piped natural gas (PNG) to households and compressed natural gas (CNG) to the transportation sector.
- Curb on air pollution: Consumption of cleaner fuel will help in improving air quality by curbing air pollution.
- Economic development: It will also supply natural gas to commercial and industrial units across the districts along the pipeline, thus leading to economic development.