23. Information Center - All gas transportation facilities in Kazakhstan are operating normally after
the pipeline incident in the neighboring Russian region of Orenburg, Urdu Point reports citing Kazakh energy ministry.
A blast hit
a pipeline in Russia's southwestern region of Orenburg earlier
in the day, prompting the country to suspend gas transit
to Kazakhstan. No one was injured.
The repair works are estimated to take two days.
"To supply gas to
consumers in the West Kazakhstan region,
work is underway to redirect resources from the
Central Asia-Center main gas pipeline. All facilities
of the gas transportation system of the Republic of Kazakhstan are
operating normally. The situation is under control of the Ministry of Energy of Kazakhstan,"
the press service said.