AIZAWL, March 31 - Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has found hydrocarbon (gas) deposits at Meidum area in Kolasib district, Mizoram Industries Minister H Rohluna said in the State Assembly on Wednesday.
Replying to a query from Lalrinawma of Mizo National Front (MNF), Rohluna said that oil exploration companies have been conducting tests on the gas found while drilling and hydro-fracturing have been conducted to find out whether more deposits were available.
�As of now, ONGC has predicted that there could be 5,52,674 standard cubic feet (SCF) of gas per day from
the Meidum exploration site,� he said.
Four oil giants were involved in oil exploration venture in the State, he said, adding, however, that Reliance company was axed for not undertaking any exploration and the Director General of Hydrocarbons would soon float another global tender to choose companies to take up exploration in the southern parts of the State.
He said that the companies engaged in the hydrocarbon exploration have already paid Rs 22.06 crore to the State Government as Petroleum Exploration Licence (PEL) fees till date. � PTI