Oil India had raised doubts over the findings of the committee headed by former high court judge B P Katakey saying its report was based on desk research and secondary data
The state PCB issued the “closure notice” on Friday taking note of the “blowout” – or uncontrolled emission of natural gas – at an oil well at Baghjan on May 27 and resultant fire there on June 9.
A massive fire that broke out from the oil well at Baghjan on June 9 was still raging as natural gas was being fed by the well’s oil.
The Singapore-based emergency management firm has been trying to plug the leakage of gas and oil condensate for more than two weeks.
The fire in around 200 meters periphery has completely burnt about 15 houses, while another 15 houses have been partially affected.
Three days after an explosion occurred at an oil well in Assam’s Tinsukia district on Wednesday, the emission of natural gas from the well still continued on Saturday.