38.6c New Delhi, India, Sunday, April 14, 2024

Fire at ONGC’s Gujarat Hazira Plant, No Casualty or Injury to Any Person Reported Yet

By LAWSTREET NEWS NETWORK      25 September, 2020 05:07 PM      0 Comments
Fire at ONGC’s Gujarat Hazira Plant, No Casualty or Injury to Any Person Reported Yet

The Hazira plant of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) witnessed a huge fire in Surat, Gujarat in the early hours of the morning around 3 am. However, no casualty has been reported until now. Hazira port is located on the banks of Tapti River, 8 km away from the Arabian Sea.

Multiple blasts happened at the plant due to which the fire broke out in the inlet gas terminal and as per officials, the fire was visible from a distance and some videos also surfaced on social media of the same. Even the sound could be heard at a distance of 10 km. Many residents of the area mistook the effect of the blast as an earthquake initially.

Fire brigades of ONGC, Surat Municipal Corporation, and local industrial units were rushed to the spot of the accident. Several fire department officials of Surat Municipal Corporation as well as from other companies at Hazira were present at the spot.

Several cops were also deployed at the site and the incident had also resulted in traffic along the main road. Also, several cops deployed at the site. As per the company officials, the fire was in control and no one was injured.

The inlet gas terminal where the fire broke out was cordoned off and the plant secured, as per Dhaval Patel, Surat District Collector and he also added that the cause of the fire will be ascertained after the cooling operations were completed. He also said that no other industry in the area was affected and were operating in a regular manner. It was said that even the ONGC plant would be partially operational in a couple of hours. Also, it was reported that no people were in danger due to the fire and there was no need to shift the people of that area.

Reports claimed that the fire was apparently caused by a rupture in the 36-inch Uran-Mumbai gas pipeline but there was no confirmation from the district administration about these reports.

A tweet by the official account of ONGC read, "A fire was observed in the Hazira Gas processing plant in the morning today. The fire has been brought under control. There is no casualty or injury to any person. The fire has been completely extinguished. Efforts are being made to resume normal operations at the earliest”. 


The activity of depressurizing the pressurized gas system underway by ONGC officials had started.

A source familiar with the matter said the Hazira plant processes gas from the Bassein gas field, offshore Maharashtra state, south of Gujarat.

Due to the fire, the share price of ONGC fell by 3% percent to Rs. 64.45 on the BSE. 

This is the second mishap that took place in a state-owned oil company in recent months. An oil well in Assam which is also owned by Oil India Limited has been on fire since June 2020. Natural gas and oil condensate began leaking in the oil well in May and the leakage caught on fire on June 9.

Share this article:


Explore Comprehensive Legal Reporting with LawStreet Journal: Your Go-To Source for Supreme Court an...Read more


Leave a feedback about this

Trending Interview
LSJ Exclusive Interview: How BJP govt will free Chhattisgarh from “Naxal menace”? [Watch Video]

What is Chhattisgarh govt's plan for solving the Maoist/Naxalite problem in the state? Will there be a surgical strike against the Naxals or solution will be found via diplomatic channels? Read the Exclusive Interview with the Deputy Chief Minister Vijay Sharma.

13 April, 2024 12:33 PM
Trending Judiciary
SC rejects review of order to pay Rs 1.54 Cr compensation to ex Air Force staff for transfusion of HIV infected blood [Read Order]

SC denies review of Rs 1.54 Cr HIV compensation order to ex-Air Force staff for medical negligence.

13 April, 2024 03:13 PM


Trending Judiciary
Very disturbed by latest trend of lawyers commenting on pending cases: CJI

Chief Justice of India urges lawyers to prioritize court and Constitution over political beliefs, expressing concern over trend of commenting on pending cases.

08 April, 2024 11:19 AM
Trending Judiciary
Court rejects plea for interim bail to BRS leader K Kavitha

Delhi court rejects interim bail plea for BRS leader K Kavitha in money laundering case related to Delhi liquor scam. ED opposes bail.

08 April, 2024 12:14 PM
Trending Judiciary
Centre questions growing tendency among States to approach SC for funds

The Centre questions the growing trend of states approaching the Supreme Court for funds, citing timing and advocating for resolution through dialogue.

08 April, 2024 03:58 PM
Trending Judiciary
SC notice to Centre on plea to safeguard interests of intersex children

Supreme Court issues notice to Centre on PIL for safeguarding intersex children's interests and regulating medical interventions. Details inside.

08 April, 2024 04:35 PM


Join Group

Signup for Our Newsletter

Get Exclusive access to members only content by email