Explosion on gas main in Azerbaijan does not affect exports to Georgia
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan.11 / Trend, E.Ismayilov /
An explosion on the Gazimagomed-Gazakh gas-main pipeline (western direction) has not affected gas supply to Georgia, the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan told Trend on Friday.
"The explosion has not affected gas supplies to Georgia. Gas is exported in normal mode," the company said.
As the company said the explosion took place as a result of a gas leak in the section of the gas pipeline passing through Goychay region of Azerbaijan, and in order to provide consumers with gas, supply of gas was switched to an auxiliary line, and therefore no problem occurred in provision of the population with gas and in gas exports.
The explosion took place in the territory of Karrabakal village at 07:20 on Friday.
The explosion was followed by the fire. Agdash gas-main pipelines field staff and three fire brigades arrive at the scene.
Special vehicles cannot get to the scene due to the fact that the scene is on highland territory and roads are snow-covered.
Goychay city is located in the center of Azerbaijan in 255 kilometers from Baku.