Operations Suspended At Assam's Baghjan Gas Well Fire Site Due To Flood

The effectively at Baghjan in Tinsukia district has been spewing fuel uncontrollably for the final 32 days. (File)


All ongoing works to douse a blaze at a broken fuel effectively in Assam’s Baghjan have been suspended with floodwaters inundating the location and submerging the pumps put in to place out the fireplace, PSU main Oil India Restricted (OIL) mentioned on Saturday.

The effectively quantity 5 at Baghjan in Tinsukia district has been spewing fuel uncontrollably for the final 32 days following a blowout on Might 27 and it caught hearth on June 9, killing two of OIL’s firefighters.

The corporate mentioned all of the rivers in and round Baghjan are rising quickly, whereas the Dangori river is overflowing and has submerged the pumps put in for extinguishing the fireplace on the mouth of the effectively.

All connecting roads to the location are submerged in floodwater and a key method highway has been closed by the Tinsukia district administration to all site visitors.

This has been carried out because the highway from a bridge over the Maguri-Motapung Beel has been severely broken by the floodwater and at many locations, knee-to-waist-deep water is flowing on it.

“Working circumstances on the web site have been thought of unsafe and all operations have been referred to as off for the day. PWD and OIL engineers are collectively inspecting the roads,” the corporate mentioned in an announcement.

OIL mentioned varied evaluation and influence research of the blowout in addition to the blaze in villages and close by forest areas by a number of businesses are additionally placed on maintain as a result of flood.

On the relief-and-rehabilitation course of, OIL mentioned the surveys for evaluation of harm for compensation by a committee shaped by the district administration have been affected as a result of heavy rainfall and flood.

Up to now, the evaluation for 540 households has been accomplished in Doomdooma and Tinsukia circles, it added.

Over 9,000 folks have been shifted from close by areas following the blowout and the following hearth that broke out within the fuel effectively and they’re now staying in 13 aid camps.

The corporate mentioned there was an output drop of 88 MT of crude oil and 0.13 million metric customary cubic metres (MMSCM) of pure fuel on Friday attributable to disruptions in 15 oil wells and a fuel effectively.

“Cumulative manufacturing loss since Might 27, 2020 attributable to bandhs and blockades: 8,658 MT crude oil, 11.12 MMSCM of pure fuel,” the OIL assertion mentioned. 


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