Published On : Wed, Oct 14th, 2015

Gas emission not yet controlled on Indo-Pak border, BSF placed on alert

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jaisalmer GAS
Chandigarh/ Nagpur: No success has been achieved as yet to control emission of gas from the Oil India well at Dandewala of Jaisalmer (Rajsthan) on India-Pakistan border though senior officials of oil company have been camping on the spot over some days to control the emission, said the media reports.

According to sources, ONGC experts have been called for service to check the gas-emission. On the other hand, the gas-well is on the verge of collapse while the entire area has been sealed since emission of gas.

Sources further said, when certain attempts were made on Monday to check the emission of gas, there occurred an explosion. The spot is far off from residential areas and is on India-Pakistan border. The BSF has been put on alert in the wake of this incident.
Though experts are putting all efforts to control the emission, it is difficult to opine at this stage when the success would be achieved. While the actual cause is not yet known, the experts believe that emission may be due to some crack that must have developed in casing and cement inside the well to allow emission, and then it started growing gradually.

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Making the situation worse, the gas is emitting from the ground within radius of 40 feet around the well. Once the company had completely sealed the well, but the emission increased from adjacent areas of the well. Then the gas-production was continued so that the emission might be regulated.

Gas is highly inflammable
The well is producing 9000 cubic metre gas every day, and it being highly inflammable might catch fire also. The Oil India in Jaisalmer district produces 7 million cubic metre gas every day, which is used for electricity generation plant based on gas in Ramgarh. Sources said, the rescue team is said to be working in the day time only; the team is not allowed to use mobile phone on the spot of emission, and it cannot burn any light over there.

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