Blast at Gas Pipeline in Kermanshah, No Casualties or Damages Reported

The West Ethylene Gas Pipeline ruptured in western Kermanshah Province on Sunday, the governor said.

"There are no reports on casualties or damage to property," Fazlollah Ranjbar was quoted as saying by ISNA.

According to the governor, the explosion happened in the eastern region of Mahidasht Valley in Sarfirouzabad region, 10 kilometers from Kermanshah.

"Torrential downpours over the past three weeks followed by landslides caused the blast," he said, noting that there is no known risk to residents in the vicinity of the pipeline as the main valve is closed and the fire has been contained.

The 2,648 km pipeline, known as west ethylene, runs from the port city of Asalouyeh off the Persian Gulf t to West Azarbaijan Province in the northwest, supplying ethylene as feedstock to several petrochemical complexes namely Kouhdasht in Lorestan Province, Sanandaj in Kurdestan Province and Mahabad in West Azarbaijan Province. 

According to Qodratollah Farajpour, production manager of the National Petrochemical Company, the massive floods in the region have made it difficult to send equipment to the rugged mountainous region to fix the broken pipeline.

West ethylene is reportedly the longest ethylene pipeline in the world, with a capacity of 2.5 million tons per annum.

The main suppliers of the pipeline are Kavian petrochemical complex in Bushehr Province and Arvand Petrochemical complex in southern Khuzestan Province.

Heavy rainfall that began three weeks ago has destroyed water, power and gas infrastructure in the western and southwestern regions, mainly in Lorestan and Khuzestan.

News No: 4270
Date: 2019/04/09 - 14:10
News Source: Financial Tribune

Gas  Pipeline  Kermanshah  Khuzestan  Qodratollah Farajpour 


Leave a Comment:


Total Declares Force Majeure on German Refinery

France’s Total has halted some of the units at its 230,000-barrel-per-day Leuna refinery in Germany to conduct technical checks after contaminated Russian crude oil was found to have flown via an oil pipeline from Russia to European customers.

Iran Boosting Gas Exports to Iraq

An Iranian official said the exports of natural gas to Iraq are growing steadily and are expected to hit 40 million cubic meters a day in summer.

Mapna Says Inactive Power Plants is Bad News

In summer electricity generation reaches its peak in all power plants across the country. However, after the hot season is over, hardly 30% of the power stations operate, the managing director of Mapna Group said.

Antofagasta to decide on $3B Centinela mine expansion by 2021

Chilean copper miner Antofagasta Plc (LON:ANTO) will make a decision about going ahead with a $3B expansion of its Centinela mine, located in the country’s north, by the end of next year or in 2021.

China Gas Demand Surging

China’s natural gas demand is set to grow by 14% in 2019 amid a huge government push to spur consumption of the fuel, a senior industry executive said, requiring the nation to import huge amounts of liquefied natural gas.

Antofagasta secures funding for Los Pelambres expansion project

Management at Chilean miner Antofagasta Plc. (LON: ANTO) was able to secure this week full funding for the expansion project of its flagship Los Pelambres copper mine.
Upcoming Events
 Mines & Metals

Mine & Business Today

 Scrap & Recycling


Our partners