The Centre’s green panel has given clearance to the state-owned ONGC for its . 1,752-crore project involving drilling of 406 ` development wells in oil fields in Gujarat’s Cambay Basin.
The proposed drilling is expected to be undertaken at the company’s Ahmedabad asset located in Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad and Kheda districts.
The asset currently produces 3,725 tonne per day crude oil and 5.8 lakh cubic meters (m3) of natural gas on a daily basis.
After detailed deliberations, the expert appraisal committee (EAC) found the final EIA EMP (environment impact assessment and environment management plan) report “adequate“ and suggested stipulating specific conditions along with other environmental conditions while considering accord of clearance, according to minutes of the EAC meeting held last month.
Based on the EAC recommendations, the Union environment ministry will soon take a final call on the proposal, the official said.
Source: Economic Times; 22 Feb 2016