Damaged Turkey gas pipeline still not repaired

Financial Tribune – The flow of Iranian natural gas to Turkey that was disrupted 14 day ago (due to a pipeline explosion) has not resumed, director of dispatching at the National Iranian Gas Company said.

“Unlike previous incidents which were dealt within three days at the most, Botas, the importing company, has so far taken no measure to repair the ruptured pipeline over the last two weeks,” Mehdi Jamshidi Dana was quoted as saying by IRNA.

Turkey’s natural gas import from Iran was halted for the tenth time on March 31 following an explosion in the pipeline 1.5 km inside Turkey near the border with Iran. Local authorities said the blast hit a section of the pipeline near the Gurbulak Border Crossing in the eastern province of Agri.