As a result of the explosion that occurred on Tuesday, December 20, at the Russian section of the Urengoi-Pomari-Uzhhorod gas pipeline in the Chuvash region, three people died.
This is reported by Russian Telegram channels with reference to emergency services.
The Ministry of Emergencies of the Chuvash Region reported that the pipeline exploded during scheduled repair work performed by four employees of the Nizhny Novgorod Linear Production Department of Gazprom Transgaz.
As a result of the explosion, three of them died, and another, who was a KamAZ driver, received burns.
️A gas leak in Chuvashia occurred on the Urengoy-Pomary-Uzhgorod gas pipeline.
According to it, fuel is supplied to Europe from Western Siberia through Ukraine.
The price of gas in Europe jumped to $ 1,200 (from previous $1,000) per 1,000 m3 on the news of the explosion pic.twitter.com/M3MDEEgZV3
— AZ (@AZgeopolitics) December 20, 2022
According to local residents, the gas leak occurred on the main line running between the village of Kalinine and the village of Yambakhtine.
The temperature in the area of the fire was so high that people could not go to the houses.
For the same reason, the fire brigades that arrived at the scene of the accident could not immediately start extinguishing the fire.
In Chuvashia, Russia, a gas pipeline exploded.
— Special Kherson Cat (@bayraktar_1love) December 20, 2022
The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation opened a criminal case for non-compliance with safety regulations.
‼️The head of Chuvashia, Oleg Nikolaev, on the accident at the Urengoy-Pomary-Uzhgorod gas pipeline: According to preliminary data, four people worked.
These are employees of the Gazprom Transgaz Nizhny Novgorod line production department, which services the gas pipeline.
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Restoration work will last at least three days.
During their implementation, the transportation of gas from Russia's Western Siberia through Ukraine to Europe was blocked.
The place of the explosion on the map / Photo: social networks
After the explosion on the gas pipeline, the price of gas on the market increased by 5.33 percent - up to 114 euros.
The reason for the increase is that it is now one of the main supply routes, when gas no longer comes in the "Nordic Streams" destroyed by underwater explosions.
It will be recalled that the explosions at the Russian gas pipelines "North Stream" were the result of sabotage.
This was confirmed by findings near the damaged pipeline.
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