- Title: IRAQ: OIL PIPELINE EXPLODES NEAR BASRA, SABOTAGED SUSPECTED.
- Date: 29th August 2004
- Summary: (U4) RUMAILA OIL FIELD, SOUTHERN IRAQ (AUGUST 29, 2004) (REUTERS ACCESS ALL) 1. WS: OF CLOUD OF SMOKE FROM PIPELINE. 0.12 2. VARIOUS: OF FIRE AND EMERGENCY VEHICLES AT SITE. (5 SHOTS) 0.45 3. MLV: FIRE FIGHTERS BATTLING FLAMES. 0.58 4. VARIOUS: DIGGER DUMPING SAND ONTO FLAMES. (2 SHOTS) 1.05 5. VARIOUS: OF SMOKE AND FLAMES. (6 SHOTS) 2.08 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
- Embargoed: 13th September 2004 13:00
- Location: RUMAILA OIL FIELD, SOUTHERN IRAQ
- Country: Iraq
- Reuters ID: LVA3BK4AZEC0G6I5JVMAV2B0RB6G
- Story Text: An oil pipeline has exploded in the Rumaila oil
field in Southern Iraq.
A pipeline exploded in Iraq's south Rumaila oil
field on Sunday (August 29), days after several pipelines
in the same area were sabotaged.
Reuters photographer Atef Hassan saw fire and smoke
rising from the pipeline near the city of Basra after
hearing a blast.
It was not known whether the explosion could further
cut exports already disrupted by sabotage.
Before the blast, exports from Iraq's southern
terminals on Sunday were running at a rate of 1.4 million
barrels per day, shipping agents said. That was up to 30
percent lower than last week, when 10 pipelines linking the
north and south Rumaila fields to storage tanks and a
pumping station were hit.
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