Pipeline fire in Kazakhstan does not affect gas supplies
Azerbaijan, Baku, April 4 / Trend E. Kosolapova/
The fire in Tashkent-Almaty underground gas pipeline which took place in the South Kazakhstan on Wednesday morning did not affected gas supplies, Kazakh National Company KazTransGas reported.
"Gas supply to Kazakhstan's southern region was not stopped, gas is being fully supplied. There was no disruption in gas supply to the population and industrial facilities," the company said.
The Tashkent-Almaty underground gas pipeline with 1,000 mm diameter ruptured on Wednesday at 05:28 and then caught fire (flame height - 100-150 meters) in the South Kazakhstan region, 700 meters far from the Nazarbek village. No victims were reported.
According to KazTransGas, the pipeline's rupture was provoked by corrosive wear of metal pipe. At present, all consequences of fire have been eliminated.