Gas platform in Iran’s South Pars field out of service

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A platform in Iran’s largest natural gas field is out of service following a pipeline leak in Gulf waters, the Pars Oil and Gas Company reported on Saturday. Gas leaking to the surface some 15 kilometres (nine miles) away from the platform had caught fire after a lightning strike, but the blaze was extinguished, it said. “The gas transmission pipeline of platform 16 of South Pars gas field started leaking on the seabed on Friday,” said a company statement published by Shana news agency, which is affiliated with Iran’s oil ministry. “The location of the leak was found, all the outlets of the pl…

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