Accident control operations have been already performed at the transit gas pipeline "Urengoy-Pomary-Uzhhorod". According to the commission's preliminary versions, gas leak and further explosion were caused by a soil shifting that led to the pipe deformation and its unsealing,Cabinet press office informs.
On May 7, the loss of containment of a section of the arterial gas pipeline "Urengoy-Pomary-Uzhhorod" near the compressor station of the Stavyshche (the Bohuslav district, the Kyiv region) took place. The gas pipeline transports a natural gas to the West Europe. 30 meters of the transport arterial pipe were damaged, a number of villages of the Kyiv and Cherkasy regions were out of gas supply, but the crash had not any effect on the gas supply volume to Europe.
The gas pipeline Urengoy-Pomary-Uzhhorod was built in 1983. It is 4,451 km. long, and has a planned capacity of 32 billion cubic meters of the natural gas annually.
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