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Fire at Hazira gas processing plant in Surat under control: ONGC

September 24/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- A fire broke out at an Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) plant in Surat in early hours of Thursday, reported Hindustan Times.

It was brought under control and no casualties or injuries were reported, ONGC tweeted.

Around 3am, three consecutive blasts took place at ONGC Hazira Plant which led to the fire. Firefighters are present at spot. No casualty has been reported so far. The activity of depressurizing the pressurized gas system underway by ONGC officials, said Dr Dhaval Patel, Surats collector had said.

The fire has been brought under control. There were no casualties or injuries reported, ONGC tweeted.

More details are awaited.

As MRC informed earlier, four people were killed and three seriously injured in a fire at an oil and gas processing plant on the outskirts of Mumbai run by Indias Oil and Natural Gas Corp. The fire broke out in the morning, on 3 September. ONGC supplies crude oil from the plant to the Mumbai-based refineries of Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL) and Hindustan Petroleum (HPCL) as well as natural gas to city gas distribution company Mahanagar Gas Ltd in Mumbai.

We remind that in January 2020, BPCL said it would invest about Rs25,000 crore to set up an ethylene cracker plant at Rasayani, 50 kilometres from its Mumbai refinery, as the firm pushes further into the petrochemicals business to fuel growth.

Ethylene and propylene are feedstocks for producing polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP).

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's overall PE production totalled 1,712,400 tonnes in the first seven months of 2020, up by 58% year on year. Linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) accounted for the greatest increase in the output. At the same time, overall PP production in Russia increased in January-July 2020 by 24% year on year to 1,063,700 tonne. ZapSibNeftekhim accounted for the main increase in the output.

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) is an Indian multinational oil and gas company. Its registered office is now at New Delhi, India. It is a Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) of the Government of India, under the administrative control of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. It is India's largest oil and gas exploration and production company. It produces around 70% of India's crude oil (equivalent to around 30% of the country's total demand) and around 62% of its natural gas.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PP, PE, LLDPE, crude and gaz condensate, propylene, ethylene, gas processing, petrochemistry, Bharat Petroleum, HPCL, ONGC, India, Russia.
Category:General News
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