Skip to comments.Gas transit pipeline explodes in E. Ukraine
Posted on 06/17/2014 7:06:22 AM PDT by McGruff
An explosion has struck a pipeline in the eastern Ukrainian Poltava region. Witnesses say flames from the blast are up to 200 meter high, RIA Novosti reports.
The Brotherhood natural gas pipeline (Urengoy-Pomary-Uzhgorod) is about one kilometer away from the nearest settlement. No injuries have been reported from the blast. Fire fighting crews have been deployed to the scene.
The explosion occurred at about 14:45 local time in a field. Due to the flame and the high temperatures, it is impossible to get closer to the epicenter, the local police press-service said in a statement.
Pipeline faucets are being tuned off as fire fighters still cant put out the flame.
The cause of the explosion remains unclear and could be determined after the fire is extinguished.
According to preliminary reports, the explosion was caused by pipeline depressurization.
Operating since 1967, the Brotherhood is the largest consumer gas pipeline in Europe, clocking in at 4,451 km. It cuts through Ukraine and runs into Slovakia, where it diverges in two directions; with one part supplying gas to the Czech Republic, Germany, France and Switzerland, and the other to Austria, Italy, Hungary and several countries in the Balkans.
This could be a very cold winter for green bean Germany. I wonder how they will explain away all of the old people and children that die from the cold? Will they say “At least the ocean didn’t rise by 1/1000 of a meter?”
I guess the Ukraine gov decide is Russia was going to sell the gas them russia wasn’t going to sell Europe gas
What next, Putin?
Two journalists for Russian TV channel Rossiya have died from wounds sustained during a Ukrainian military shelling attack near Lugansk, eastern Ukraine. Reporter Igor Kornelyuk passed away on the operating table, a doctor at the hospital confirmed to RT.
It was captured on video.
Are you correlating these two events? God forbid, are you implying that the two are responsible for the explosion?
Either way, two dead spies is good news, even if coming from ever-lieing RT.
I don't know how the h*ll you would draw that conclusion. Is English not your primary language?