An explosion took place on the Turkish area of the Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum gas pipeline near the town Kars on 3 October, causing some damage.
The gas transported via Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum comes from Azerbaijani field “Shah Deniz”. According to media reports, the explosion was so strong that it was heard 20 kilometers from the place of incident. The gas transportation has been suspended.
The large number of rescuers and gendarmerie forces was called to the place of accident. The explosion occurred because of attack from the side of Syria. This issue was discussed on Thursday at the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources of Turkey.
What about the supplies from Azerbaijan, the Ministry noted that gas transportation via the Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum gas pipeline will be restored within 7-10 days.
The last explosion on this pipeline occurred on 29 May 2012.
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