GEECL's First Natural Gas Pipeline commissioned in West Bengal

Great Eastern Energy Corporation Limited (GEECL) has successfully commissioned its first natural gas pipeline extending 11.8 km from its Gas Gathering Station to its Central Gathering Station in Asansol, West Bengal.

Mumbai, Maharashtra, January 28, 2009 /India PRwire/ -- Great Eastern Energy Corporation Limited (GEECL) has successfully commissioned its first natural gas pipeline extending 11.8 km from its Gas Gathering Station to its Central Gathering Station in Asansol, West Bengal. It is slated to be its first CBM ( Coal Bed Methane) gas pipeline and will be part of a vertically integrated network consisting of drilling, production, compression transportation and distribution services.

This 12” pipeline is capable of carrying one (1) mmscmd of gas at 15 bar and will be catering to the requirements of customers in Burnpur and Asansol area. Further, this Trunk pipeline can feed other pipelines connecting Kulti towards the west and Durgapur in the east.

On this historic event, Prashant Modi, President and Chief Operating Officer, Great Eastern Energy, commented:

“Great Eastern Energy is delighted to commission its first trunk pipeline connecting its Gas Gathering Station to its Central Gathering Station, thus achieving a milestone in the construction of its pipelines”.

GEECL is a natural gas company focusing on the exploration, development, production, distribution and sale of natural gas from coal-seams commonly known as CBM. On the pipeline front, the Company observed that as on January 27, 2009 they have laid 31.97 km of the MDPE pipeline which connects 22 wells to the Gas Gathering station. It had also laid 11.82 km of the steel pipeline as on January 27, 2009, which connects the Central Gathering Station to Kulti, and is nearing completion. The Company has received the Rights of use (ROU) from National Highways Authority of India for laying the pipeline from Asansol to Durgapur, a stretch of 57 kms, and has started laying the pipeline on that route.

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