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Transneft Far East Ensures Stable Oil Pipeline Operation under High Fire Danger Conditions in Khabarovsk Territory

Date of publication: 12 July 2019 Print

Transneft Far East, which transports oil through phase II of the Eastern Siberia – Pacific Ocean oil trunk pipeline (ESPO-2), is ensuring stable operation of its oil pipelines under the conditions of the high fire danger level in Khabarovsk Territory.

To ensure safe operation of the ESPO-2 and the pipeline offshoot from the ESPO to Komsomolsk Refinery in Khabarovsk Territory, wildfire extinguishing crews at all Transneft Far East facilities were put on full alert.  Extra arrangements have been introduced to ensure better monitoring of the natural conditions, including from the air using helicopters, and additional pipeline safety control measures are being implemented along the whole ESPO-2 route and the pipeline offshoot. There is no threat to the onsite facilities or the line. All the facilities are functioning under the normal protocol.

According to the regional Main Directorate of the EMERCOM, the extreme heat of 300C throughout Khabarovsk Territory has stepped up the forest fire risk. As many as five districts (Amursky, Sovetsko-Gavansky, Nanaisky, Solnechny and Ulchsky) have raised their fire hazard class from the 4th to the 5th, which implies extreme danger.  Fourteen out of the seventeen municipal districts of the territory introduced a high alert regime.

Transneft Far East Press Service