NOC to re-route 250 gas bullets from Raxaul point

BIRGUNJ: Around 250 bullets containing liquefied petroleum (cooking) gas stranded in the open near the Nepal-India border in Birgunj due to the indefinite Madhes agitation are to be rerouted into the country.

The Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) regional office Birgunj, said it was planning to reroute gas bullets lying idle in the Indian border down of Raxaul for the past four months.

Nepal imports petroleum products from Indian Oil Corporation (IOC)'s Barauni, Haldiya and Mathura based refinery depots via the Birgunj point.

LP gas dealers in Birgunj are encouraged by the NOC decision to reroute the stranded gas bullets and hoped that it would help address demand for cooking gas in the country.

During normal time, we used to import around 35 to 40 bullets of gas in a month, but it was limited to just six in the past three months, Manoj Das, proprietor of Birgunj-based Manoj Gas Industry said.