Omidiyeh-Ahvaz oil pipeline resumes operation

SHANA – The 42-inch pipeline that carried oil from Ahvaz to Omidiyeh in southwest Iran is back to normal and operational after it caught fire on Monday.

According to Aghajari Oil and Gas Production Company, the pipeline is operational after days of round-the-clock repair work by the company’s teams.

Now that the pipeline is back to normal, feedstock supply to Isfahan Refinery is complete.

On Monday, the pipeline was being repaired and what caused the fire was a loader crashing into the pipeline and an oil spill that caught fire. The valves to linked oil and gas pipelines were shut off to prevent the fire from spreading.