The total pipeline of 77.47 km comprises 11.8 km connecting the gas gathering station (GGS) to the central gathering station (CGS); 12.36 km connecting CGS to Kulti, and 53.31 km connecting Asansol (CGS) to Durgapur.

The pipeline system, which is capable of carrying up to 35 million standard cubic feet (mmscfd) at 15 bar pressure, is part of a vertically integrated network consisting of drilling, production, compression, transportation and distribution services.

Prashant Modi, president and chief operating officer Great Eastern Energy, said that: “The completion of the laying of the pipeline from Asansol to Durgapur is a significant milestone achieved by the company and gives access to new market opportunities for Great Eastern Energy. With the production potential of the license no longer in question the focus of the business has increasingly moved towards sales, marketing, and distribution.”