South Asia Gas Enterprise (SAGE)

May 18, 2023

South Asia Gas Enterprise (SAGE), an international consortium of companies in deepwater pipeline projects, has sought the support of ministry of petroleum and others to develop an undersea gas pipeline from Gulf to India.

Why in News?

  • The proposed 2,000-km-long energy corridor connecting Middle East and India, a $5 billion project, can lead to an annual saving of about `7,000 crore in comparison with similar quantity of liquefied natural gas (LNG) import.
  • The undersea transnational gas pipeline project Middle East-India Deepwater Pipeline (MEIDP) was initially conceived between Iran and India (Porbandar) about a decade ago but failed to take off due to western sanctions.

About SAGE

  • It is promoted by the New Delhi based Siddho Mal Group, in Joint Venture with a UK-based Deepwater Technology Company.
  • SAGE is working with a Global Consortium of some of the most reputed companies in the field of Deepwater Pipelines, to create a Multi-Billion Dollar "Energy Corridor" that can transport gas from the Middle East to India, bypassing the land route through Pakistan.
  • In quest for India's Energy Security, South Asia Gas Enterprise Pvt. Ltd. (SAGE) is undertaking a path-breaking project, to build the Deepest Underwater Transnational Gas Pipeline.
  • Also known as "Middle East to India Deepwater Pipeline (MEIDP)", this will be a Gas Highway that will connect the Gas Rich Gulf & Middle East regions to India, for the transportation of Natural Gas to secure India’s Energy Needs.
  • In addition, SAGE also plans to supply Natural Gas to Oman/ UAE on its Pipeline Route to India, and seeks to further build Cooperative Relations with the friendly Gulf and Middle East countries.