Most of the blaze contained in southwest Iran after oil pipeline spill: Reports

The head of the state company in charge of oil pipelines in Iran said that the fire fighters have contained most of the blaze that broke out after a pipeline carrying crude oil to Iran’s second-largest refinery ruptured due to a landslide on December 13.

Qasem Arab Yarmohammadi, chief executive of the Iranian Oil Pipeline and Telecommunications Company stated, “Most of the fire … has been contained and operations teams are repairing the damaged section of the pipeline,” adding further that the landsides have a long history in the region.

There have been several instances of spillage from the pipeline and had adverse effects on the region’s agriculture and fishing.

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