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Massive fire at ONGC's Hazira gas plant in Gujarat hits gas output

GAIL said about 30 MMSCMD of natural gas supplies into GAIL's north-western pipeline network was immediately shut by the upstream major to contain any further damage


The company said it was investigating the cause of the fire.

Shine Jacob New Delhi
Three consecutive blasts led to a massive fire at Oil and Natural Gas Corporation’s (ONGC’s) Hazira gas plant in Gujarat on Thursday morning. Unless operations are restarted soon, this is likely to impact the overall natural gas production in the country as Hazira contributes around 45 per cent to ONGC’s gas production. According to industry sources, the fire, which was caused by a pipeline rupture, disrupted supply to key sectors such as power and fertiliser. The company said it was investigating the cause of the fire.

“Of the 45 million metric standard cubic meter per day (MMS­CMD) of gas coming from

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First Published: Sep 25 2020 | 12:20 AM IST

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