News ID: 204300
Published: 0443 GMT November 14, 2017

Gas export process to Iraq not affected by fatal quake

Gas export process to Iraq not affected by fatal quake
IRNA

Earthquake in western Iran did not damaged gas installations and exports of gas to Iraq is continuing on a normal basis by volume of 14 million cubic meters per day.

The National Iranian Gas Company Spokesman Majid Bojarzadeh said on Monday that following the 7.3-magnitude earthquake, gas supply was disconnected for 40,000 Iranian clients for safety reasons, IRNA reported.

Operations to find any gas leakage is currently underway, said the official.

An earthquake magnitude 7.3 on Richter scale jolted western province of Kermanshah on Sunday November 12, 2017 at 21:48 hours local time (18:18 GMT).

According to latest reports, 407 people were killed and 6,700 others were injured so far.

After-shocks are still continuing.

President Hassan Rouhani is to visit quake stricken-area on Tuesday.

   
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