Fire breaks out in Iran's South Pars gas field

Photo: Fire breaks out in Iran's South Pars gas field / Iran

Tehran, Iran, Sept. 1

By Milad Fashtami - Trend:

A huge fire broke out at one of the gable frames of South Pars gas field's phases 17 and 18.

The fire reportedly started in the early hours of Sunday morning, Iran's ILNA News Agency reported on Sept. 1.

Firefighters managed to put out the fire after four hours.

No casualties have been reported, but huge financial losses were inflicted.

The fire reportedly started due to an electrical malfunction.

South Pars is part of a wider gas field that is shared with Qatar. The larger field covers an area of 9,700 square kilometers, 3,700 square kilometers of which are in Iran's territorial waters (South Pars) in the Persian Gulf. The remaining 6,000 square kilometers, referred to as the North Dome, are in Qatar's territorial waters.

The phases 17 and 18 with more than 82 percent completion are expected to be commissioned next year.

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