Several industries including public sector power producer NTPC and gas distribution major GAIL had to face disruption in gas supplies following a massive fire that broke out at Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)’s gas processing plant at Hazira near Surat in the early hours of Thursday.

NTPC, which has two gas-based power plants located at Kawas near Hazira and Gandhar near Bharuch, faced disruptions in gas supplies from ONGC Hazira. The public sector power producer has reportedly shut its 656 MW gas-based power plant at Kawas and 657 MW plant at Jhanor-Gandhar, sources privy to the incident informed.

City gas distribution (CGD) major GAIL also suffered a supply impact of 30 MMSCMD of natural gas into its north-western pipeline network (HVJ system). The supply was immediately shut off by the upstream major, to contain any further damage. “In the force majeure event triggered by the ONGC Hazira incident, supply

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