Iran has managed to stop the spread of a fire following a pipeline oil spill. The Sunday incident occurred due to a rupture in the pipeline. An unavoidable landslide apparently led to the accident. The oil refinery serves as the second-largest oil refinery in Iran. The fire will have a negative effect on the oil industry for a short while now to conduct repairs. However, the Chief Executive of Iranian Oil Pipeline Telecommunications Company assures the fire is now under control. Already efforts of repairing the damaged pipeline have commenced. The fire was proving difficult to contain. Nonetheless, the firefighter`s efforts are bearing fruits.
Iran`s History of Landslides
The oil field is located near an area that is very prone to landslides. According to Arab, Yarmohammadi, the Pipeline Telecommunications Company’s chief executive, the landslides are years old. They have had to deal with a situation for the longest time since the Iranian region’s history.
Iran`s state of Oil Infrastructure
Oil spillage in Iran has had a long term effect on the marine and people’s lifestyles. There is a rising need for repairs and refurbishments of the pipelines. The pipelines are years old and prone to damage hence the need for replacements. According to analysts, the repair delay results from the influence of western sanctions and local bureaucracy. Consequently, the pipelines could not withstand the landslides, hence the rampant Iran oil spill and fire.
The Pipeline`s Contribution
The pipeline, named Maroun Pipeline, has a huge contribution to Isfahan Refinery. It manages to transport oil that is close to 375,000 barrels in a day. The fire volume was not large and was immediately put under control. No casualties were reported. However, according to the emergency official in Southwestern Iran, Khosro Kiani, more oil spill effects are in the environment. Kiani also stated that putting out the fire was not easy due to problems of inaccessibility.