Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. operates a network of 11,221 km long crude oil, petroleum product and gas pipelines with a capacity of 80.490 million metric tonnes per annum of oil and 10 million metric standard cubic meter per day of gas. Cross-country pipelines are globally recognised as the safest, cost-effective, energy-efficient and environment-friendly mode for transportation of crude oil and petroleum products.
The operational throughput of the pipelines was recorded at 75.68 million metric tonnes during 2014-15. Significant progress has been achieved in creating evacuation facilities synchronising with the commissioning of Paradip Refinery. When ready, the two major pipelines, viz; Paradip-Raipur-Ranchi pipeline and Paradip-Hyderabad pipeline, will further strengthen product availability in eastern and southern region of the country.
With due emphasis being given to scaling up of natural gas pipelines, the corporation is planning to lay a 1,167 km pipeline to reach LNG imported at Ennore to Nagapattinam, Tuticorin, Madurai and Bengaluru. This pipeline, along with three other upcoming gas pipelines-Mallavaram-Vijaipur, Mehsana-Bhatinda and Bhatinda- Srinagar pipelines would ensure a significant presence of IndianOil in gas transmission business.