New Delhi, Jan 8: The consumers across the India have hit by the PSU oil strike. The threat of fuel supply disruptions loomed large as the strike by oil PSU officers entered the second day on Thursday, Jan 8. The oil and gas production was hit as the officers of 13 oil PSUs did not go to work.
The Oil Sector Officers Association, an amalgamation of officers' unions of 14 state-run oil firms, had told the govt that its members will stop work indefinitely from Jan 7 against the 'minuscule wage hikes'.
Unlike previous times, this time the unions are all united and firm on their resolve to strike work as executives said the govt had 'betrayed their trust' while approving the wage hike.
Oil Sector officers Association leadership continued to remain underground with no fresh arrests happening.
Two ONGC officers association members were arrested on Wednesday, Jan 7 and there have been no further arrest. "As of now we are maintaining fuel supply at petrol pumps and continue operating aviation services at airports but if the strike continues for another one or two days there are bound to be dry ups at petrol pumps," Indian Oil Corporation Chairman Sarthak Behuria told a news agency.
Behuria said aviation refuelling services were being discharged at some airports with a slight delay as only one shift of normal staff was present doing the refuelling. Gail Chairman UD Choubey said the nation's main trunk pipeline Hazira-Vijaypur-Jagdishpur (HVJ) continued to remain out of operation as ONGC failed to supply natural gas.
ONGC Chairman R S Sharma is likely to visit Hazira later in the day and would attempt to convince the company officers to resume production from the main gas field in the Western offshore.
OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)