Jharsuguda: The Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan dedicated the Jharsuguda Automated Delivery Oil Terminal to the nation at a glittering ceremony held at Malimunda in Jharsuguda district today.
Speaking on the occasion, Dharmendra Pradhan said, “Accelerated development of the Eastern States is a major focus area of the Centre. The biggest oil terminal of Odisha at Jharsuguda is yet another important milestone for uninterrupted, automated delivery of fuel supply to at least 10 districts of western Odisha”.
The districts include Bargarh, Bolangir, Deogarh, Jharsuguda, Keonjhar, Kalahandi, Sundergarh, Sambalpur, Sonepur and Nuapada.
“The Government of India is also planning to establish more oil projects in Odisha. Hence, I appeal to the Odisha government to provide the required land for the proposed projects,” he added.
According to sources, the State of Automated Terminal at Jharsuguda, with an investment of Rs.140 Crore, has the facilities of safe and efficient TT Bottom loading facilities, automated quality and Quantity control, automated Scheduling, and automated tank farm management.
Similarly, the renovation of Oil depot, Jatani at a cost of Rs 70 crore is enabled for catering to 13 districts of Odisha i.e. Angul, Boudh, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Ganja, namely, Gajapati, Khordha, Nayagarh, Puri, Phulbani, Rayagada, Malkangiri and Kalahandi.
These projects receive product through 1069 km length Paradip- Raipur -Ranchi oil pipeline with an investment of Rs 1100 crore.