Disruption on Urengoy-Pomary-Uzhhorod gas pipeline has not affected natural gas transit to Europe

The disruption that took place at the Urengoy-Pomary-Uzhhorod main gas pipeline section will not affect natural gas transit to European countries, according to the press service of PJSC Ukrtransgas

June 17, 2014, Kyiv — The disruption that took place at the Urengoy-Pomary-Uzhhorod main gas pipeline section, between the 3498.1st and 3519.9th kilometer (the village of Krasne, Poltava region), will not affect natural gas transit to European countries, according to the press service of PJSC Ukrtransgas.
Unsealing of the main gas pipeline with further ignition was detected at 14:20 on June 17th.
Between 15:00 and 16:00, containment works were carried out on the damaged section.
The fire was extinguished at 16:15.
No casualties occurred as a result of the disruption.
The gas flow through the damaged pipeline section was stopped at the compressor stations from both sides. Gas transit was terminated for about 20 kilometers of the pipeline. Gas flow was transferred to a parallel trunk of the pipeline. The protected zone of each trunk is about 250 meters.
Therefore, thanks to design features of the Ukrainian gas transport system as well as due to an urgent response, PJSC Ukrtransgas managed to swiftly tackle the problem and is continuing to provide uninterrupted gas supplies to Ukrainian consumers and safe transit to European countries.
Given the fact that the Ukrainian gas transport system is currently working in a nonstandard mode due to the termination of gas supplies by the Russian Federation, containment of the damaged section is another example of the reliability of the Ukrainian gas transport system.
Employees of PJSC Ukrtransgas are working at the site and taking measures in accordance with the company’s emergency plan.
Investigators are currently examining the suspicious case of the gas pipeline being damaged.


Public Relations Department
National Joint-Stock Company «Naftogaz of Ukraine»



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