Gas flow, not affected by pipe blast in NE Iran
The pipeline blast in northeast Iran has not caused any interruption in the country's gas flow, says Managing Director of National Iranian Gas Company Javad Oji.
"The blast has not stopped gas flow to any part of the country," Oji said Saturday, Press TV reported.
"Gas flow from Iran [to Turkey] will resume within the next 24 to 36 hours," SHANA quoted him as saying.
The official was referring to an explosion on Friday afternoon which damaged a gas pipeline, carrying gas from the Khangiran Refinery in Sarakhs to Mashhad in Khorasan Razavi Province.
Based on official reports, four workers who were badly burned have died and 16 others have been injured. Initial reports put the number of injured at 50.
Iran is the world's fourth-largest oil producer and has the world's second-largest natural gas reserves.