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    Iranian Pipeline Blast Kills Five

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Ageing infrastructure can be deadly.

by: Dalga Khatinoglu

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Iranian Pipeline Blast Kills Five

A leaky high-pressure gas pipeline exploded in the Khuzestan province of southeast Iran, killing five and injuring six, according to media reports March 14.

The gas network there is old. and the Ahvaz-Mahshar trunk pipeline has been in service for almost 50 years. It is not the first time that it has leaked gas, causing several explosions over the last decade, the previous one last August injuring  nine.

Iran’s high pressure network is 38,747 km long and can carry 302bn m³/yr, according to official statistics. 

Iran’s trunk pipelines

 

Built

Length (km)

Before 1980

2,900

1980-1990

2,251

1990-2000

6,123

2000-2010

18,879

2010-2018

8,594

Total

38,747

Source: Official document, prepared by oil ministry and seen by NGW