With the world becoming more concerned about climate change, carbon dioxide emissions, and air quality, the focus on natural gas for electricity generation has increased as natural gas emits the least carbon dioxide per unit of energy produced. The Dabhol-Bangalore Gas Pipeline, being constructed by the Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) is a 1,400-km pipeline project for supplying natural gas to the Indian state of Karnataka from Ratnagiri Gas and Power Pvt Ltd in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The project: Dabhol-Bangalore Gas Pipeline In the part A of the first phase 402 km of pipeline will be laid from Dabhol to Gokak and it is expected to be completed by 2011-12. In part B of the phase 1,570-km pipeline will be laid from Gokak to Bangalore and would be completed by 2012-13. Natural gas also finds gasacross residential, commercial, industrial and transportation sectors, in varying amounts. In the second phase, 417 km of feeder lines will be laid to Ratnagiri, Kolhapur, Sangli in Maharashtra and Bijapur, Dharwad, Davangere, Harihar and Tumkur; and would be completed by 2013-14. The success in large-scale adoption of natural gas as an environment friendly energy source largely depends on efficient transportation of natural gas from its processing centres to its end consumers.
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