China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), the oil and gas producer has won a second contract for an undisclosed amount from Reliance Industries (RIL) to build a natural gas pipeline in India.
The winning company will be responsible for building 200 km pipeline out of the proposed 302 km project, from central India to the north of the country.
The reliance Industries needs a pipeline to carry gas from its fields to customers in Uttar Pradesh were it has coal-bed methane fields in Madhya Pradesh, Central India. Production from the project is likely to be operational by 2015.
In 2006, CNPC had won its first contract to build Reliance’s pipeline that carries gas from its biggest field, KG-D6, off India’s east coast, to Gujarat state in western India.