IHB limited is a Joint Venture Company of 3 leading Oil & Gas Central Public Sector Undertakings namely Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited and Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited. The Joint Venture Company, incorporated on 9th July 2019, has been formed to implement the prestigious Kandla-Gorakhpur LPG pipeline Project and thereafter operate and manage the pipeline. This 2800 KM long LPG pipeline, once constructed, is expected to be World’s Longest LPG Pipeline. The Pipeline will facilitate transportation of LPG from Western Coast to various demand centres in a cost effective and environment friendly manner and would replace present road/rail mode of transportation. The pipeline would help in meeting the LPG deficit by pipeline transportation of LPG from West coast to bottling plants in these three states.
Being constructed at an investment of Rs.10088 crore, the pipeline will source LPG from LPG import terminals at Kandla, Dahej and Pipavav, and also the two refineries at Koyali and Bina. The pipeline would link to 22 LPG bottling plants directly (3 in Gujarat, 6 in Madhya Pradesh and 13 in Uttar Pradesh) and 21 bottling plants indirectly and thereby significantly optimize the logistics cost presently being incurred by promoters for LPG transportation.
Once completed, this single pipeline will be capable to transport about 8.25 million metric tonnes per annum (MMTPA) of LPG, about 25% of India’s total LPG demand. The pipeline is expected to benefit about 34 crore people in the States of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh with uninterrupted supplies of LPG.