Bhubaneswar: Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday dedicated two Oil terminals of Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL) in Odisha to the nation.
In a function in Malimunda in Jharsuguda he dedicated a brand new terminal at Jharsuguda worth Rs 140 crore and the renovated one in Jatni that cost Rs 70 crore.
Mr Pradhan also inaugurated the 1075 KM- Paradip- Raipur –Ranchi petroleum pipeline, a project worth Rs 2800 crore.
The projects, said Mr. Minister,”will trigger economic and industrial growth in the region.” and added that enormous employment opportunities would open with the initiation of the projects.
The Jharsuguda terminal of IOCL has the storage capacity of 49000 Kilo Litre with perday sale of 2200 Kl of petrol, diesel and Kerosene.
The Rs 140 crore –Jharsuguda- terminal would make fuel supply easy to 10 districts of western Odisha like Bargarh, Bolangir, Debgarh, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Sundargarh, Keonjhar, Kalahandi, Subarnpur and Nuapada. Similarly the Jatni terminal will provide fuel to Anugul, Boudh, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Ganjam, Gajapati, Khordha, Nyagarh, Puri, Phulabani, Rayagada, Malkanagiri and Kalahandi.
Mr. Pradhan also said with the coming up of the Ultra Modern Oil Refineary of IOCL in Paradip the underground pipeline connection would boost the economic development of the mineral rich states like Odisha, Jharkhand and Chhatisgarh.