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Gas supply fully restored in western Kazakhstan

ASTANA, Kazakhstan — Emergency and repair works were completed on the section of Kazakhstan’s main gas pipeline ‘Orenburg-Novopskov’, which suffered an explosion on Feb. 2, according to a message from the Kazakh joint-stock company, KazTransGas.

“As a result of operative measures taken by the company’s specialists, within a day the damaged section of the main gas pipeline with a length of over 50 meters was completely replaced,” the company said. “Gas supply via the gas pipeline was resumed after the full range of necessary verification works.”

The company also noted that thus the supply of natural gas to consumers in West Kazakhstan region was restored.

A rupture, followed by fire, occurred on the 288th km stretch of the Orenburg-Novopskov main gas pipeline (between the Beles and Peremetnoe settlements in the West Kazakhstan region) at 04:08 (UTC/GMT +6 hours) on Feb. 2. The fire was extinguished several hours later.

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