Vadodara, Jul 27: Local BJP Member of Parliament Balkrishna Shukla has written to the Centre seeking an inquiry into frequent fire mishaps at the Indian Oil Corp (IOC)-owned Gujarat Refinery here, the latest being last week.
A fire erupted at the refinery, located on the city's outskirts, on July 17, injuring one person.
Shukla has written letters to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Petroleum Minister Veerappa Moily, seeking a thorough probe into the fire accidents that have taken place in the facility whose crude refining capacity is 13.7 million tonnes.
“I have written letters to the Prime Minister and the Oil Minister asking for an inquiry into the fire accidents at Gujarat Refinery,” he told PTI.
As it falls under my Parliamentary constituency its my duty to raise my concern about these mishaps, Shukla said.
“The refinery has a history of accidents. Three major fire accidents have taken place in the refinery in the past four years,” he said.