Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. operates a network of about 12,848 km long crude oil, petroleum product and gas pipelines with a throughput capacity of 93.7 million metric tonnes per annum of oil and 9.5 million metric standard cubic meter per day of gas. Cross-country pipelines are globally recognised as the safest, cost-effective, energy-efficient and environment-friendly mode for transportation of crude oil and petroleum products.
As a pioneer in oil pipelines in the country, managing one of the world's largest oil pipeline networks, IndianOil achieved the highest-ever throughput of 79.8 million tonnes during the year 2015-16, which was about 5.5% more than that of the previous year.
About 525 km of additional pipeline length was added during the year, as part of IndianOil’s plans to continuously expand its network in line with growth in business. Projects currently under implementation would further increase the length of the pipelines network from 11,746 km currently to about 17,000 km, and throughput capacity from 85.5 to 102 million tonnes per annum.
With due emphasis being given to scaling up of natural gas pipelines, the corporation is planning to lay a 1,167 km pipeline to reach LNG imported at Ennore to Nagapattinam, Tuticorin, Madurai and Bengaluru. This pipeline, along with three other upcoming gas pipelines - Mallavaram-Vijaipur, Mehsana-Bhatinda and Bhatinda-Srinagar pipelines would ensure a significant presence of IndianOil in gas transmission business.