This correspondence News | Oil diverts leaking gas to two flare pits constructed close the blowout site

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GUWAHATI: The Oil India Limited on Monday diverted a part of the gas from the blowout mannered to two flare pits constructed close the Baghjan blowout site.  

Oil’s deputy general manager, corporate social responsibility and corporate communication (Public Matters) Tridiv Hazarika said, “Today used to be a very important day for the ongoing Baghjan blowout mannered regulate operation for Oil India Limited. As per our plans, in the morning hours today, we were in a position to successfully divert a part of the gas from the blowout mannered to two flare pits constructed close the mannered site.  And the a part of the gas we were in a position to divert to the early production set up of Oil at Baghjan.”

Hazarika also said, “After the diversion we made detail inspections and our experts noticed that there used to be some leak at the mannered head casing. The moment the leakage used to be sighted, the experts, on safety reasons, had to immediately abandon all of the operations. We will have to now repair the leak at the side of sure welding exercise. We are hoping once this is done successfully we can again renew the operation.”   

It’s been more than 100 days since the oil mannered at Baghjan in Tinsukia district, 500 km from the main city Guwahati, had a blowout on May 27 and used to be leaking gas, causing damage to the region’s wetlands and biodiversity. The mannered caught fire on June 9, killing two Oil India firefighters.

The Bodoland/ Assam / India / International

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