PIPELINE

  • Government to set up urea plants along Rs 10 Kcrore gas pipeline September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: With Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviving a Rs 10,000 crore gas pipeline to take gas to the east, Fertiliser Ministry is planning to set up two urea plants along the pipeline route. The 2,050km pipeline from Jagdishpur in Uttar Pradesh to Haldia in West Bengal will pass through Varanasi,...
  • Goa to replace 1000 kmlong pipeline to curb nonrevenue water September 13, 2014

    Panaji: Goa government has announced augmentation of its water supply capacity and also replacement of an age old pipeline crisiscrossing 1000kilometre stretch in the state to reduce the quantum of nonrevenue water. State Public Works Department Ministe told reporters here that the central government has given in principle go ahead for...
  • Assam CM Tarun Gogoi orders probe into gas pipeline blast September 2, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Tuesday instituted an inquiry into the blast in the pipeline of Assam Gas Company Limited in Sivasagar that killed four persons and injured several others. The chief minister in a statement said that the inquiry would help ascertain reasons for the explosion and find...
  • Gas pipeline blast in Upper Assam's Moran; 3 killed, 20 injured September 1, 2014

    Dibrugarh: Three persons, including two women, were killed and seven others injured, when a high pressure LPG pipeline exploded in upper Assam's Sibsagar district on Monday, a senior police officer said. Six houses and several livestock were also burnt in the explosion that occurred in the underground pipeline of the public...
  • NHRC notice on GAIL pipeline fire July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: NHRC on Wednesday issued notices to the Union Ministry of Oil and Natural Gas, GAIL and district authorities of East Godavari in Andhra Pradesh, seeking reports over a deadly fireblast, apparently after leakage from a gas pipeline, that claimed 19 lives. The National Human Rights Commission issued notices to...
  • Toll in GAIL pipeline blast mounts to 19 June 29, 2014

    Hyderabad: The death toll in the disaster in a GAIL pipeline in Andhra Pradesh rose to 19 with two people succumbing to their injuries since Saturday night, officials said. A 20yearold youth on Sunday breathed his last at a hospital in Kakinada. Another person succumbed to his injuries on Saturday night. The...
  • Toll in GAIL pipeline blast rises to 17, probe begins June 28, 2014

    Hyderabad: The death toll in Friday's explosion in a GAIL pipeline in Andhra Pradesh's East Godavari district on Saturday rose to 17 while a highlevel committee began its probe. Two injured, including a fiveyearold girl, succumbed at a hospital in Kakinada on Saturday, taking the toll to 17. The explosion and fire...
  • GAIL pipeline blast: Complaints of gas leaks went unheeded, locals tell AP police June 28, 2014

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh police on Friday said it has started a probe into allegations of some residents of Nagaram, where a massive blaze claimed 15 lives, that GAIL failed to act on their complaints of gas leaks from its pipeline in the past few days. Police, who have lodged a...
  • GAIL pipeline fire: CPI demands probe into possibility of 'sabotage' June 27, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: CPI on Friday demanded that Union government should constitute a high level technical expert committee to probe into the gas pipeline fire at Nagaram village in East Godavari district. National Executive Committee member of CPI, K Narayana, told reporters that it must be probed whether it was "an external sabotage"...
  • Government to pay Rs 25 lakh to relatives of pipeline fire victims June 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Friday announced an exgratia compensation of Rs 25 lakh for the relatives of those who lost their lives in the gas pipeline fire at a village in Andhra Pradesh. Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, who visited the accident site at Tatipaka on Friday afternoon along with state...
  • GAIL pipeline fire: Naidu cuts short Delhi trip, heads to Andhra Pradesh June 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday cut short his visit to Delhi and rushed to Rajamundry after over 15 people were killed in a massive fire at a gas pipeline in the State this morning. A statement from the Government of Andhra Pradesh here said, the...
  • Lighting of stove might have sparked GAIL pipeline fire: Police June 27, 2014

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Police said the lighting of a stove by a tea vendor might have sparked fire in the GAIL pipeline in East Godavari district after leaked gas from the line enveloped the area. As per initial information, there was a major gas leakage from the pipeline around 4.30 AM...
  • Mumbai: 1 dead, 8 injured as water pipeline bursts April 8, 2013

    Mumbai: One person died and eight others were injured when a pipeline burst in a suburb area near Thane. The pipeline burst took place underneath the Sanjeevani society building they were living in. The incident occurred in Govandi suburb, northeast Mumbai, around 3:30 am, when a 24inch water mainline suddenly burst...
  • Pakistan, Iran defy US; launch gas pipeline project March 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinajad on Monday inaugurated the much-delayed section of a $ 7.5 billion gas pipeline, this despite US pressure on Islamabad to back out of the project. The $7 billion project has faced repeated delays since it was conceived in the...
  • Sanctions would trigger if Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline goes ahead, says US March 12, 2013

    Washington: The US has warned Pakistan that if it goes ahead with the construction of a USD 7.5 billion gas pipeline with Iran, sanctions would be triggered, even as a section of the project was inaugurated on Monday. "We have serious concerns, if this project actually goes forward, that the...
  • Zardari to leave for Iran on day-long visit March 11, 2013

    Islamabad: President Asif Ali Zardari will leave on a day-long visit to Iran on Monday to formally inaugurate work on the Pakistan-Iran gas pipeline despite the US threat of possible sanctions over Tehran's nuclear programme. Zardari and his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad are set to participate in the groundbreaking ceremony...
  • Iran, Pakistan to launch gas pipeline project March 11, 2013

    Tehran: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari on Monday will officially inaugurate the Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project, Press TV reported on Sunday. The $7.5-billion project will be inaugurated at a ceremony in the border city of Chahbahar. Iran has constructed 900 km of the 1,600-km pipeline on...
  • ULFA blasts IOC pipeline, no casualty reported January 29, 2013

    Tinsukia: An oil pipeline at Makum in upper Assam's Tinsukia district was on Tuesday damaged in an explosion for which United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) claimed responsibility. The explosion in the pipeline of the Indian Oil CorporationAssam Oil Division (AOD) created a 4ft crater in Pachim Mamarani area, AOD...
  • Narendra Modi targets Centre on gas pipeline issue September 22, 2012

    Vadodara: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday criticised the Centre for not allowing the state to lay gas pipelines which would have let people avail cheaper gas and reduced the subsidy burden. "Gujarat has spent Rs 10,000 crore on building infrastructure and on laying gas pipelines in various parts of...
  • Turkmenistan signs gas sale pact with India, Pak May 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Kickingoff work on the long discussed USbacked TurkmenistanAfghanistanPakistanIndia gas pipeline, India and its new energy partners on Wednesday signed agreements that would pave way for laying of the 1,680km line. Turkmenistan, which holds more than four per cent of the world's natural gas reserves, signed agreements to sell gas...
  • India to sign TAPI pact today May 23, 2012

    New Delhi: India on Wednesday will sign a longawaited agreement to buy natural gas from Turkmenistan through an ambitious USbased pipeline that will cross Afghanistan and Pakistan. Oil Minister S Jaipal Reddy on Tuesday left for Ashgabat via Amritsar for signing of the agreement, official sources...
  • US happy as India decides to go ahead with TAPI May 17, 2012

    Washington: The US on Thursday welcomed India's decision to goahead with the TurkmenistanAfghanistanPakistanIndia (TAPI) gas pipeline project, terming it as a positive step forward. "We think this is a positive step forward on TAPI," a State Department spokesperson said in reaction to the Indian Cabinet decision. "We hope to see further momentum...
  • Pak to seek Russian funds for Iran pipeline project March 29, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Thursday said it would explore the possibility of getting Russian funding for a multibillion dollar gas pipeline project with Iran after a leading Chinese bank backed out of the venture over fears of sanctions imposed by Western countries. "Pakistan's technical delegation will visit Moscow early next month to...
  • Stop Iran gas project: US tells Pakistan March 10, 2012

    Islamabad: The US has asked Pakistan to abandon the Iran gas pipeline project and counselled Islamabad to explore alternative energy sources. Deputy US Ambassador to Pakistan Richard Hoagland said Pakistan should start looking for alternative energy sources like wind, sun, biogas and cowdung, instead of Iranian gas. Pledging America's readiness to lend...
  • Karzai, Ahmedinejad in Pak for antiterror summit February 17, 2012

    Islamabad: A counterterrorism summit in Islamabad is grabbing eyeballs, especially with the participation of Iranian President Ahmedinejad. It is the Iranian premier's first public outing after he revealed his country's nuclear might live on television on Wednesday. The trilateral summit is also being attended by Afghan President Hamid Karzai who...
  • US threatens Pak over Iran gas pipeline deal September 16, 2011

    Islamabad: The US has warned Pakistan that it may impose sanctions on Islamabad if it continuous to pursue the multibillion dollar IranPakistan gas pipeline project, according to a media report on Friday. The US raised the pipeline project during the fourth round of a dialogue on energy with Pakistan that...
  • At least 75 Kenyans dead in pipeline explosion September 13, 2011

    Nairobi: Joseph Mwangi hoped and prayed his children had escaped the inferno caused when a leaking gasoline pipeline exploded on Monday, sending flames racing through a Nairobi slum and killing at least 75 people. Then he saw two small blackened bodies in the wreckage of his home. "Those were my children," he...
  • At least 75 Kenyans dead after pipeline blast September 13, 2011

    Nairobi: A leaking gasoline pipeline in Kenya's capital exploded on Monday, turning part of a slum into an inferno in which at least 75 people were killed and more than 100 hurt. Flames leapt out from the pipeline in a radius of some 300 yards (meters), setting shacks ablaze and incinerating...
  • Kenya: 61 dead after pipeline explosion September 12, 2011

    Nairobi: A leaking gasoline pipeline in Kenya's capital exploded on Monday, turning part of a slum into an inferno in which at least 61 people were killed and more than 100 hurt. Flames leapt out from the pipeline in a radius of some 300 yards, setting shacks ablaze and incinerating scores...
  • Pak, Iran agree to speed up gas pipeline project September 9, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistan and Iran on Thursday agreed to step up efforts to complete the multibillion gas pipeline project, as Islamabad allowed Tehran to open a bank in the country to boost bilateral trade and business. Iranian Foreign Minister Akbar Salehi on Thursday met Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and the...