Assam-based Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) on Thursday has inked Pipeline Right to Use (RoU) sharing Agreement with GAIL (India) Limited. Under this agreement, both the companies shall share a common Right to Use (RoU) for laying their respective pipelines for a stretch of 550 Km from Purnia in Bihar to Guwahati in Assam. The agreement is a win-win situation for both the companies that were signed by NRL GM (Project) PJ Sarma and GAIL GM (Projects) KK Sachdeva in the presence of NRL MD SK Barua and GAIL CMD Manoj Jain. NRL is laying 1,630 km long Paradip Numaligarh Crude Pipeline (PNCPL) originating from Paradip Port, traversing through the States of Odisha, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar, and Assam and terminates at its traversing at its refinery at Numaligarh. The project is a part of the mega Integrated Refinery Expansion project from 3 Million Metric Ton Per Annum (MMTPA) to 9 MMTPA currently under implementation at a project cost of about Rs. 22 thousand crores. GAIL is also laying its Barauni-Guwahati pipeline (BGPL), which is a part of Jagdishpur-Haldia and Bokaro-Dharma Natural Gas Pipeline Project. The project known as Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga extended up to Guwahati to supply natural gas to pipelines under the North-East Gas Grid (NEGG). Both the pipelines share a common pipeline route from Purnia to Guwahati for around 550 km. The RoU will optimize land acquisition for pipeline laying. Also Read: Farm Bills, 2020: What\u2019s the Entire Hubbub About?