Gujarat State Petronet (GSPL) was incorporated in 1998, primarily developed to link various supply sources and users of natural gas in Gujarat through pipeline network. It is only company In India to transmit natural gas for its clients without trading in it.
The company is a subsidiary Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation (GSPC). It has the taken initiative in developing energy transportation infrastructure in Gujarat and connecting major natural gas supply sources and demand markets.
GSPC recognised Gujarat’s concern for infrastructure development in order to support the future hydrocarbon economy and industry. The company incorporated Gujarat State Petronet to develop a high-pressure pipeline network for natural gas transportation in Gujarat.
The company has received ISO 9001: 2000 certification for operation and maintenance.
Presently the company operates a medium-to-high pressure gas transmission grid comprising approximately 1130 km of natural gas pipeline from Hazira to Kalol.
Gujarat is the first state to plan and execute a state-wide gas grid on open access principle and it aims to become petro capital of the country. The company has planned to lay high-pressure pipelines that will cover various industrial belts and cities of Gujarat. Due this the state government has given ‘Infrastructure Project' status to the company, being the only gas grid in the country that functions on an open access basis.
GSPL and its partners are expected to commission Mallavaram-Bhopal-Bhilwara-Vijapur (1585 km), Mehsana-Bhatinda (1670 km) and Bhatinda-Jammu- Srinagar (740 km) pipeline projects in next three years.GSPL is mulling liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal at Sikka in Jamnagar district on West Coast. The move is aimed at securing supplies for its proposed 4,000 km long cross country natural gas transmission pipeline.
In 2012 Joint Venture Agreements was signed among GSPL, IOCL, BPCL and HPCL for execution of three cross country pipeline projects awarded by PNGRB.