Managing director of National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) announced repair of gas pipelines and splitters that were damaged during Saturday’s earthquakes in East Azerbaijan province had been completed and gas supply had returned to normal.
Expressing condolences to the people of earthquake-hit areas, NIGC managing director, Javad Oji said after the earthquake the company mobilized all its forces and capabilities and could bring to an end repairs and reconnect gas splitters in earthquake hit areas in a 48 hour period.
According to Oji gas flow in earthquake hit areas has returned to normal and people have access to gas services now.
Despite stricking a strong earthquake and the vast area it hit, no gas leakage or explosion occurred in the region’s gas transfer pipeline system indicating high level of security in national gas network, Oji told Shana.
He added since 14 villages of Ahar town, 3 villages of Haris town and a village of Varzagan town have hit hard so transferring gas to those areas is not possible at the time being and meeting their gas needs requires reconstruction of damaged areas.
According to the official gas supply has been resumed in 37 villages out of 38 villages of Varzaghan, 60 villages of 74 villages of Ahar and 15 villages of 18 villages of Haris town and the other villages that have been hit hard need reconstruction and installing new splitters for taking gas.
Published: Aug 18 2012 | No: 1771 | print