BPCL gets green nod for rs. 694 cr LPG project in West Bengal

The state owned fuel retailer BPCL has got the environment clearance nod for its 694 crore rupees LPG project in Haldia Dock Complex in West Bengal. Based on the recommendations of the expert Appraisal Committee (Industry), the environment ministry has given environmental clearance and Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) clearance to the BPCL’s project in West Bengal.

This is the project of developing LPG import terminal as well as storage, bottling and bulk distribution facilities. The proposed project aims to boost supply and help achieve the government’s target of making LPG available to each household by 2018. The domestic production of LPG is around 12.38 million metric tonne per annum (mmtpa) which is much lower than the estimated demand of 18.65 mmtpa for this year.

The proposed project will ensure LPG supplies to far-flung areas of eastern and north-eastern regions and will also create an infrastructure to import the eco-friendly LPG fuel. As per the proposal, Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL) will set up an import terminal at Haldia to import 1 mmtpa of refrigerated Propane and Butane and transfer it through 7.5-km long twin transfer pipeline for LPG production, dispatch of bulk LPG via road tankers and bottling of LPG in cylinders.

So let’s discuss some questions related to this post :
1. Name the company which has got the environment clearance recently for its LPG project ?
2. Project cost of BPCL for which it has got the green nod ?
3. Expand the term MMTPA, CRZ and BPCL ?

Courtesy : Business Standard 


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