Blast on Turkish section of Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum pipeline

Thu 04 Oct 2012 01:27 GMT | 05:27 Local Time

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A blast occurred last night on the Turkish section of the Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum gas pipeline, near Kars.

According to Turkish media, the pipeline which transports gas from the Shah Deniz field was damaged as a result.

Governor of Sarıkamıs Erdogan Ruran Ermis told the press that the explosion occurred for yet undetermined reasons in the part which passes through a forested area between villages Yagbasan and Catag.

"The gas output can be head in the city, but no fire occurred. We hope that it will be solved without causing fire. The reason for which the explosion occurred is still unknown. BOTAS has been informed about it. Gas has been suspended in the pipeline. Evaluation of the incident is under way."




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