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COVID-19: Maharashtra to get 100MT oxygen supply from Reliance's Jamnagar plant

The Mukesh Ambani controlled Jamnagar refinery in Gujarat has large air separation units for the production of gaseous oxygen. The plant requires massive streams of oxygen for its petroleum coke and coal gasification facilities.

COVID-19: Maharashtra to get 100MT oxygen supply from Reliance's Jamnagar plant
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Maharashtra urban development minister Eknath Shinde on Tuesday, April 13, revealed that the state is all set to receive 100 metric tonnes of oxygen from the Reliance Industries’ Jamnagar plant in Gujarat.

This development comes amidst rampaging coronavirus outbreak in Maharashtra and worsening shortages of hospital beds and medical supplies including oxygen.

According to reports, the announcement was made by Shinde following a review meeting at the Linde plant in Taloja in Navi Mumbai over the growing demand for oxygen in the metropolitan region and neighbouring Pune.

“The rate of oxygen consumption in the state is increasing as mentioned by chief minister Uddhav Thackeray. We have now made some temporary arrangements wherein we will get 100 MT of oxygen from the Reliance plant in Gujarat,” Shinde was quoted by the TOI.

Similarly, a network of nitrogen supplying tankers is used to pick up the slack to ensure there is no logistical issue. All the tankers will be granted sufficient police protection and provided with priority on the roads, Shinde added.

The urban development minister also said that all district collectors have been asked to analyse the demand and ensure an adequate supply of oxygen based on their requirements and storage facilities.

Besides, instructions are also issued to the administration to make sure that private establishments that supply oxygen to hospitals are asked to augment their capacities in the coming days. In addition, all tankers used to plying nitrogen will be used to transport oxygen from the plants to the hospitals.

The Mukesh Ambani controlled Jamnagar refinery in Gujarat has large air separation units for the production of gaseous oxygen. The plant requires massive streams of oxygen for its petroleum coke and coal gasification facilities.

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