Efforts on to plug major gas leak at Oil India Ltd (OIL) well in Rajasthan

JAISALMER: Efforts are on to control a major gas leakage at an Oil India Ltd (OIL) well in Rajasthan's Dandewala region, from where the highly inflammable gas has been oozing out for the last six days.

Machines and equipments, brought from Maharashtra and Gujarat, have been deployed by the experts, who will supply chemical into the well to plug the leakage, but the flow wasn't contained yet, an official said here today.

District collector VM Sharma said that the situation was under control and it will take a couple of more days to contain the leakage fully.

There is no population in the radius of around 35 kms, he said.

Several experts from Oil India, ONGCBSE 1.27 % and other companies are present in the area to monitor the situation.

BSF IG BR Meghwal said that the BSF men have been alerted on this issue.

The highly inflammable gas started to leak from OIL well Dandewala area of the district near Indo-Pak border more than a week back.

OIL produces about 70 lakh cubic meters per day of gas from its field in Jaisalmer.

The well in question produces 9,000 cubic meters per day of gas.

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