Hindustan Petroleum Corporation has started building work on a new products pipeline and storage terminal.
The new pipeline will run from Vijayawada to Dharmapuri and the storage terminal in Dharmapuri will ensure the supply of fuel and lubes to the Coimbatore – Salem belt. It is expected to cost RS 2,677 crore and is due to be completed by mid-2021, according to local media reports.
The terminal will have an initial capacity of 4.24 million tonnes per annum, which can be expanded to 5.85 million tonnes per annum.
The 697km pipeline will run from Hindustan Petroleum’s Vijajawada terminal at Kondapalli. The terminal will also help supply aviation fuel to the Salem airport.