IOC pipeline ruptured near Jamnagar, oil spreads on agricultural land

IOC pipeline ruptured near Jamnagar, oil spreads on agricultural land

THE SALAYA-MATHURA pipeline of Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) was ruptured and crude oil leaking out of it spread over around four hectare of agricultural land in Mota Thavariya village near Jamnagar city on Saturday. The breach was reported at around 10 am as a stream of oil started coming out of ground on an agricultural field.

“IOC stopped pumping of oil in the pipeline and isolated a section of 500 metre of the pipeline in which the breach was reported. However, much oil had leaked by then and it spread over around four hectare of agricultural land belonging to four to five farmers of Mota Thavariya village,” RJ Makadia, district collector of Jamnagar told The Indian Express. Read more

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