Sonowal Bats For Making Assam A Hydrocarbon Hub


Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday urged the Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan to expedite the process of implementation of new projects in the hydrocarbon sector in the state thereby making Assam a promising hydrocarbon hub.

The CM on Thursday met the Union Minister in New Delhi and held discussions on various issues; mainly about leveraging the hydrocarbon potential of Assam.

Sonowal also highlighted several issues such as the expansion of Numaligarh Refinery, implementation of bio-refinery at Numaligarh, North East Gas Grid, Barauni-Guwahati Natural Gas Pipeline, etc. during the discussion.

“Timely completion of the projects would significantly boost economic growth in the state and generate better employment opportunities in the oil and gas sector in the region,” Sarbananda Sonowal said.

In reply, Pradhan assured Sonowal all support on behalf of the government in developing the oil and gas infrastructure in Assam

“Work to penetrate 100 per cent households with LPG connection is being carried out in a speedy manner,” Pradhan informed.

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