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Cairn India started crude oil supply through its newly built pipeline  

NEW DELHI: Cairn India on Tuesday announced that it had started crude oil supply from its Mangala oilfield in Rajasthan to private sector Reliance Industries and Essar Oil through the newly built heated and insulated crude oil pipeline. RIL, Essar beneficiaries
Till now Cairn India shipped crude oil via road to the Gujarat coast for onward journey to Mangalore Refineries and Petrochemicals Ltd (MRPL) and RIL's Jamnagar refinery. The company has now completed the 590-km pipeline from Rajasthan to Salaya in Gujarat that has enabled the sale of crude oil to Essar's Vainer refinery in the State. The 14-million tonnes a year Vadinar refinery has contracted 30,000 barrels a day (bpd) of Mangala crude oil.
Cairn, which is now producing around 60,000 bpd of oil from Mangala, said sale to Indian Oil Corporation was expected to commence soon. “The company and Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), its 30 per cent partner in the Rajasthan block RJ-ON-90/1, have commenced sales through the world's longest continuously heated and insulated crude oil pipeline,'' Cairn said in a statement here.
The 590-km long Barmer to Salaya section of the Barmer to Bhogat pipeline (670 km) is now operational with oil supplies having commenced to the private refineries from the delivery point at Salaya.
Source- Hindu

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