UFA, 23 Feb – RIA Novosti. An explosion occurred on the federal gas pipeline in the Orenburg region due to a gas leak, the regional government said.
The incident took place near the village of Mukhranovo, Ilek district. The fire was liquidated, there were no casualties. “The leak was liquidated, the gas was started up according to a reserve scheme. The operating group is eliminating the consequences of the accident on the spot. According to preliminary estimates, it will take two days to repair the site,” the regional authorities explained.
According to preliminary data, the gas pipeline belongs to Gazprom transgaz Yekaterinburg.
The Ministry of Energy previously reported that at the time of the accident the operator had stopped gas transit to Kazakhstan.
Regional services, specialists of the Ministry of Natural Resources of the region, repair teams, ecologists work at the site of the emergency.