Turkey: Damaged Gas Pipeline in Hatay Province Disrupts Supply Flow after Earthquake
Explosions rocked a natural gas pipeline in Turkey’s southernmost Hatay Province after a devastating earthquake measuring a magnitude of 7.8 hit the region in the early morning of Monday, sparking a fire that took hours to extinguish, the IHA agency reported yesterday.
According to the head of Topbogaz village, two explosions occurred on two different sections of the natural gas pipeline, which were only 3 kilometers apart, triggering the suspension of gas flow to some areas.
Turkey’s state-owned crude oil and natural gas pipelines and trading company, Botas, announced in the early hours of yesterday that the earthquake had not caused significant damage to the pipelines. However, gas flow to some regions near the epicenter, including Hatay, Gasiantep, Kahramanmaras provinces, and other districts, was disrupted due to a precautionary halt in gas supplies.