Skip to comments.UKRAINE: Gas pipeline "Urengoy-Uzhgorod-Pomary" pipeline explosion
Posted on 06/17/2014 6:46:33 AM PDT by UMCRevMom@aol.com
The explosion occurred on the pipeline "Urengoy-Uzhgorod-Pomary" Lokhvytsky in Poltava region.
On it informs "Іnterfaks-Ukraine", referring to the press service of the Interior Ministry in the Poltava region, transmits UE.
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"The report of the explosion came about 14:20. Fortunately, there were no injuries, fire works are still going on," - said the press service.
According to police, the explosion occurred on a section of pipeline located in the field, the distance to the nearest settlement - about 1 km. "According to witnesses, the fire was raised to a height of about 200 meters," - said the press service.
The press service of JSC "Ukrtransgaz" information about the accident is not yet possess. Source: http://censor.net.ua/n290303
Apparently the pipeline has been sabatoged
This is the main pipeline to Europe, right?
Two major pipeline systems carry Russian gas through Ukraine to Western Europethe Bratstvo (Brotherhood) and Soyuz (Union) pipelines. The Bratstvo pipeline is Russia's largest pipeline to Europe. It crosses from Ukraine to Slovakia and splits in two to supply northern and southern European countries. The Soyuz pipeline links Russian pipelines to natural gas networks in Central Asia and supplies additional volumes to central and northern Europe. A third major pipeline through Ukraine (Trans-Balkan) delivers Russian natural gas to the Balkan countries and Turkey.
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