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At least three people were killed in a Russian pipeline explosion

At least three people were killed in a Russian pipeline explosion

In Russia, the Urengoy-Pomari-Uzhgorod pipeline was rocked by an explosion. At least three people are believed to have died. This was reported by Interfax, citing the authorities of the Chuvash Republic, 650 km east of Moscow.

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Before the fire, it was said that work had been carried out on the pipeline. The circumstances are currently being investigated. The pipeline transports gas to Austria. According to Bloomberg, the supply is not affected.

Bloomberg quoted Gazprom as saying that Russian gas supplies will continue through alternative pipelines after the explosion. “Gas supplies to consumers will be fully processed through parallel gas pipelines,” the local unit of Russian gas producer Gazprom said in a statement.

The Ukrainian gas network operator also reported that gas flows were normal. No pressure changes were detected at the gas entry points at the boundary and the tomorrow nominations remained unchanged.

The Urengoy-Pomari-Uzhgorod natural gas pipeline is one of the most important natural gas export pipelines in Russia. The pipeline is named after its origin in the Urengoy gas field in northwestern Siberia, the village of Pomari in the Mari El Republic, where there is a compressor station before crossing the Volga River, and the city of Uzhgorod in western Ukraine.

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The Austrian gas node in Baumgarten receives, among other things, Russian gas that is delivered to Baumgarten through Ukraine and then through Slovakia. After the town of Oshgorod in western Ukraine, the gas is transported to the town of Velky Kapuśany on the eastern Slovak border via the Transgas pipeline.

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The Energy Ministry in Vienna stated that deliveries to Austria at the Baumgarten transfer point remain unchanged. Appointments to deliver gas for the next few days are also currently in the usual range. According to APA, the Ministry, E-Control and AGGM will continue to monitor the situation around the clock.