The Oil India Limited (OIL) has discovered a massive gas reserve in Meghalaya’s East Khasi Hills district. 

The OIL has reportedly discovered a thermogenic gas reserve that has a high content of methane. 

The discovery of the gas reserve has been made at Dholai Malai village in Meghalaya’s East Khasi Hills district. 

Dholai Malai village is located close to the India-Bangladesh border. Notably, a gas field is located on the Bangladesh side near the border. 

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On September 27, a team of OIL officials had visited the Dholai Malai village in Meghalaya’s East Khasi Hills district and collected samples. 

The samples were later tested and it was confirmed that the village has a thermogenic gas reserve. 

Earlier, Congress MLA from Mawsynram in Mehalaya – HM Shangpliang had informed the state assembly that hydrocarbon seepage were reported from areas in his constituency. 

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