India’s Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) has given the authorization rights to H-Energy to lay a major 635 km natural gas pipeline from Jaigarh, Maharashtra to Goa and Mangalore, according to The Hindu Business Line.

A company’s statement mentioned that the pipeline “will connect major industrial units like refineries, fertilizer plants, petrochemical plants, and power plants in the south-western coastal stretch of Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Goa, Karwar, Udupi, and Mangalore,” informed The Economic Times.

The project will bring along various opportunities to develop the city gas distribution networks in the region, thus increase providing environmentally benign fuel to the Indian households.

The Hindu Business Line added that H-Energy will be setting up a 4m tons per annum floating LNG import terminal at the Jaigarah port in Maharashtra. All the major clearances, port agreements, and technical research have been conducted and the project is expected to be commissioned in Q2 of 2018.