Pipeline Explodes In Russia's North
A gas pipeline has exploded in Russia’s northern Komi region on July 28, although supplies were unaffected and no casualties caused, according to an energy ministry statement.
The blast occurred at 14:00 Moscow time at the Punga-Vuktyl-Ukhta-2 pipeline, operated by state-owned Gazprom, the ministry said. A 41-km section of affected pipeline has been disconnected, and emergency repair work is underway.
As of press time, the cause of the incident had not been disclosed.
Earlier this month a major fire broke out at a pipeline in the Moscow region, disrupting operations at a 1,068-MW gas-fired power plant.