As part of India’s ambitious plan to transform the northeastern part of the country into a hydrocarbon hub within the next 15 years, the center is currently exploring reviving the shelved Myanmar-Bangladesh-India gas pipeline that transports gas from Russia, according to The Times of India.
The Energy Infra Post has reported that the Indian Minister of Petroleum, Dharmendra Pradhan, said that the roadmap for pumping in the first installment of total investment in the current financial year has already been prepared.
Pradhan was quoted by The Economic Times saying: “We will be bringing in gas from Russia and we are still searching for a viable route and one such route is the Myanmar-Bangladesh-India route. Numaligarh Refinery Limited (in Golaghat district) has already started supplying diesel to Bangladesh. We are looking for new markets now in Bhutan, Myanmar, and South East Asian countries.”
The country has its eyes on capturing the energy market in the neighboring countries as part of the center’s Hydrocarbon Vision 2030 plan that aims to double the region’s oil and natural gas output, increase the refining capacities, and expand the product pipelines.