08 May 2007 15:35 [Source: ICIS news]
PARIS (ICIS news)--The explosion on Monday in a gas pipeline that runs from Russia's western Siberia to Europe proved that parts of it should be renewed, the European Commission said on Tuesday.?xml:namespace>
The fact a similar blast had occurred in the same part of the Urengoi-Pamary-Uzhgorod pipeline in Ukraine in 2001 suggested parts of the network should be overhauled, EU energy spokesman Ferran Tarradellas said.
Tarradellas confirmed the explosion had been caused by a technical fault but added it had not led to the disruption of gas supplies to the EU.
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