Russia reported a pipeline explosion – disrupting gas flow

The Yurengoi-Pomari-Uzhhorod gas pipeline was damaged by the explosion. Three people lost their lives.

Three people were killed and another injured in a gas pipeline explosion in Russia’s Chuvashia region. This was reported by local authorities, according to Russian media reports. A fire broke out on a section of the Yurengoi-Pomari-Uzhhorod pipeline, which connects northern Russian gas fields with the western Ukrainian city of Uzhhorod.

It is said that he was engaged in the repair work of the pipeline. The governor of Chuvash Republic, Oleg Nikolayev, said on state television that the three people killed were working on a pipeline. Another person, a driver, was “shocked”. Information cannot be independently verified.

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Therefore, since 1.50 pm local time (11.50 am German time), the flow of gas through the pipeline has been interrupted. The pipeline was damaged near the village of Kalinino, 150 kilometers from Kazan metropolis. The resulting gas flame has now been extinguished.

“It was worse than in the video. It was impossible to get to the windows in the village of Yampakhtino, everything was hot,” local official Ria told Novosti. The explosion was very loud. Gazprom, the state-owned Russian gas company, has yet to comment on what happened.

The pipeline dates back to the 80s

In recent months, Russia has cut off its gas supplies to Europe in retaliation for Western sanctions over a military offensive in Ukraine – fueling fears of energy shortages in European countries.

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