ONGC puts out fire at Hazira gas plant, supply to resume soon
State-run ONGC has succeeded in putting out a fire that broke out following a leak at its Hazira gas processing plant near Surat in Gujarat in the early hours and efforts were on to resume supply at the earliest, the company said in a statement on Thursday.
There were no casualty or injury in the fire, which broke out at 3 a.m and emergency shutdown measures were put into motion immediately the company said.
Gas supply to the country’s main trunk pipeline was affected after the processing plant was shut down but CNG and PNG services in cities fed by the Hazira-Vijaipur-Jagdishpur pipeline remained unaffected.
A statement from state-run pipeline operator GAIL said it is maintaining uninterrupted gas supply to CNG and PNG operators even after losing 40% of daily allocations after the ONGC gas processing plant was shut down.
Gas processing plants remove moisture and various non-methane hydrocarbons and fluids from raw natural gas to produce what is known as ‘pipeline quality’ dry gas.