Friday, June 29, 2012

Iran-Turkey Gas Pipeline Under Repair After Explosion - UPDATE

Natural gas flow to Turkey from Iran was cut off on Thursday after an explosion disabled the Iran-Ankara BOTAS pipeline. The pipeline carries 27 million cubic meters of gas per day, Turkey’s Energy Ministry reported.

The explosion occurred around 0200 local time Thursday between the villages of Hidirli and Kalender in Turkey's Eastern province of Agri, at the border with Iran. The Turkish authorities said repairs to the pipeline would take approximately five days.

Russia’s OAO Gazprom said today it plans to increase natural-gas exports to Turkey to compensate for the deficit. (Dow Jones Newswire)

UPDATE: Iran resumes natural gas flow to Turkey on July 2 after the pipeline is repaired. (Today's Zaman, 2 July)

1 comment:

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