India pondering natural gas safety board

India may create a natural gas safety board in the wake of the June 27 pipeline explosion that killed 19 (OGJ Online, July 1, 2014).

According to India’s Press Information Bureau, the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas is considering the formation of a Petroleum and Natural Gas Industry Safety Board.

It said the recent disaster at the GAIL pipeline in Andhra Pradesh has led to GAIL (India) Ltd. taking several preventative actions, including:

• Benchmarking of standard operating processes by global operators.

• Creation of a pipeline health group to monitor integrity and safety.

• Increased frequency of internal cleaning.

• Intense technical audits of operations and maintenance by statutory authorities.

• Increased frequency of various monitoring activities.

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