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Gas leakage in Kharsang Oil Field controlled

 Experts from the ONGC on Sunday controlled blow out of gas from well no. 60 of the Kharsang Oil Field in Changlang district, officials said.



Itanagar: Experts from the ONGC on Sunday controlled blow out of gas from well no. 60 of the Kharsang Oil Field in Changlang district, officials said.

"The engineers and experts from ONGC in Assam's Sivsagar district ultimately managed to stop the gas leakage at around 12 PM on Sunday," DGP S Nithianandam, quoting Changlang district SP, said.

The blow out of gas in the well occurred on June 30 last creating a fear psychosis among the local residents.

The local administration evacuated around 2,000 people living in five villages in the vicinity of the oil field, while in a few villages residents were debarred from cooking for days out of fear of sparking fire and explosion.

A state level monitoring and vigilance committee under geology and mining department chairman Toko Anil, who visited the site on July 5 last, in his report had recommended the state government to review extension of lease period of Kharsang Oil Field in Changlang district to Geo Enpro Pvt Ltd for its incompetency in dealing with exigencies and crisis.

While referring to the blow out in gas well no. 60, the report had stated that the incident was manmade and due to utter negligence and incompetency of the company.

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