Assessment of OIL well blowout impact begins-THE HINDU-18-06-2020

Context:Assessment of OIL well blowout impact on environment begins.


*A team of The Energy and Research Institute and an accredited private agency have begun assessing the impact on the environment around the Baghjan natural gas well that caught fire after a blowout.

* It underwent a blowout – uncontrolled escape of gas at tremendous velocity – on May 27 and has been burning since bursting into flames on June 9.

*A preliminary assessment by TERI team is in progress at the site for studying air quality and noise level.

*Bioremediation of sludge is being done using a technology developed in-house by our research and development wing,” an OIL spokesperson said, adding that air and water quality, noise level and lower explosive limit of gas were being regularly monitored at Baghjan.

What is Natural Gas:

*Natural gas also called fossil gas.

*Natural gas, is a naturally occurring hydrocarbon gas mixture consisting primarily of methane, but generally including varying amounts of other higher alkanes, and sometimes a small percentage of carbon dioxide, nitrogen, hydrogen sulfide, or helium.




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