India ONGC's West offshore oil output dn 6.3 pct after leak

NEW DELHI, Jan 22 (Reuters) - India's Oil and Natural Gas Corp.'s daily oil output from the country's biggest oil fields, off the west coast, has declined 6.3 percent, it said on Saturday, a day after it detected leak in an undersea pipeline. Operations at Western offshore were nearly normal, the state-run explorer said in a statement, adding the fields were presently producing at the rate of 300,000 barrels per day (bpd) as against normal level of 320,000 bpd. ONGC resumed oil and gas output from its Mumbai High fields on Friday, hours after the production was halted due to a leak in Mumbai Uran Trunk crude pipeline. "The line is expected to be repaired and normal flow restored in 4 to 5 days," it said. (Reporting by Nidhi Verma; Editing by Toby Chopra) ((; +91-11-4178-1018; Reuters Messaging: Keywords: ONGC OUTPUT (If you have a query or comment on this story, send an email to COPYRIGHT Copyright Thomson Reuters 2011. All rights reserved.

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