Buoyed by the ONGC's investment announcements in KG Basin and safety initiatives undertaken by the energy major, the Hon'ble Chief Minister of the sunrise state Mr Nara Chandrababu Naidu, invited the Rajahmundry Asset Manager, Mr Debasis Sanyal and his team of senior officers, to get apprised about the details of the new initiatives and the safety measures taken by the Asset to minimise the pipeline concerns.
Detailing on safety front, Mr Sanyal stated that complying with PNGRB guidelines and in the larger interest of the safety, ONGC has installed Gas Dehydrating Units in five installations under phase I in Rajahmundry Asset's operational area. In phase II, four more GDUs will be installed by this August end. ONGC has security forces' patrolling of the ONGC's flow-lines in the three districts of the State. Besides a 24x7 helpline has been put in place for general public in operational areas for collapsing the response time by the crisis management engineers of ONGC.
Mr Sanyal illustrated the drastic declining trend of the gas leaks in the ONGC flow-lines. Appreciating the downward trend of the gas leaks, AP CM recommended for taking media into confidence to build positive public opinion and essential industrial eco system.
The Chief Minister has sought the cooperation of the ONGC, GAIL and other oil companies to nurture the recently established Petroleum University in Vizag. Further, he wanted the active support of Oil PSUs in developing the forthcoming universities' in the state in the sectors such as Logistics, Water, Sports, Hospitality. On the occasion, the Hon'ble CM suggested ONGC to explore the possibilities of setting up of an oil refinery near Machilipatnam in Krishna District.