The Motihari-Amlekhgunj oil pipeline project was 1st proposed in 1996. However, the project finally edged closer to reality during PM Modi’s visit to Kathmandu in 2014.
India’s largest refiner the Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) built the pipeline, with an investment of more than Rs.324 crore, in collaboration with Nepal Oil Corporation Ltd (NOCL).
It has been built in fulfillment of commitment made under an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in August 2014.
The Motihari-Amlekhgunj petroleum products pipeline is a 69-kilometre pipeline with a capacity of 2 million metric ton (MMT) per annum. It will provide cleaner petroleum products at an affordable cost to people of Nepal.
In the first phase, the pipeline will be used to supply diesel from India. Nepalese government has made necessary arrangement for Nepal Army to provide security to pipeline on their side of border.