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Dharmendra Pradhan launched three projects in Balasore

Balasore:29/4/18: Petroleum and natural gas minister Dharmendra Pradhan today launched three projects including a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) bottling unit in Balasore district.

Inaugurating the event the Union Minister said, “The PHBPL Pipeline is acting as the energy highway to entire Eastern & North-Eastern region of India supplying crude oil to 5 refineries namely Paradip, Haldia, Barauni, Bongaigaon & Guwahati. Also in future it is envisaged to feed crude oil to Numaligarh refinery in the NE Region. This crude pipe line will reduce the positioning cost of crude at the above said upcountry refineries by about Rs 300-400 crore per Annum.”

Paradip is having one of the biggest crude oil storage facilities having 31 number of crude oil storage tanks of capacity of 60,000 kiloliters each. This will ensure uninterrupted supply of Crude Oil to all Eastern Region Refineries of IOCL. This newly constructed Balasore Pump Station with all State of Art facilities will play a key role in feeding all those refineries.

For augmentation of PHBPL, IOC has invested Rs. 586 crores project for four states (Odisha, West Bengal, Jharkhand & Bihar), out of which Rs. 321 crore has been invested in Odisha only.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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