international magazine
05 / 2007

The flammable industry
20% of Ukrainian pipelines are the «emergency stock»

On 7 May, a fire accident happened on Urengoi-Pomary-Uzhgorod trunk gas pipeline near a compressor station in Kyiv region, Ukraine. No casualties or damages had been reported, though some 30 metres of the pipeline had to be replaced while 34 villages stayed with no natural gas (that's 12,610 households). The losses are estimated at $170,000; natural gas flows had to be redirected to Soyuz pipeline, some 100km away from the accident location. The accident management had been completed now.