Maharashtra: ONGC Quashes Reports, Says No Gas Leak At Navi Mumbai's Uran Plant

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 25 September 2019, 12:40 PM
The ONGC plant in Uran, Navi Mumbai (Image: ONGC Website)
The ONGC plant in Uran, Navi Mumbai (Image: ONGC Website)

The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) said there was no gas leakage at its Uran plant in Navi Mumbai. There were several reports that there was a gas leak at the facility on Wednesday morning and that surrounding areas had been evacuated.

However, ONGC soon clarified that there was no leakage and the smell of hydrocarbon was due to heavy rains. 

"At ONGC Uran plant smell of hydrocarbon felt early Morning which was spread due to incessant rains. There is no leakage. All precautionary measures in place. Plant is running normal.There is nothing to panic," it tweeted.

"ONGC Senior officers are present in the Uran plant. Interaction with the local villagers and administration is on to dispel the panic caused by hydrocarbon smell in the vicinity, which is spread due to heavy rains," it added. 

On September 3, four people were killed in a massive blaze at this plant. Three Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel were among four deceased. The men had arrived for inspection at the plant after a leak was reported in the storm-water drainage. However, a sudden explosion killed them on the spot.

ONGC is India's largest crude oil and natural gas company, which contributes around 70 percent to domestic production.

First Published: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 11:51 AM

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