A pipeline carrying fuel from Myanmar to Thailand has exploded twice in three days, in keeping with locals.
The Zaw Ti Ka pipeline, owned by Thai vitality big PTTEP, runs by way of the Kan Pauk space of Yay Phyu township in Thaninntharyi area.
The pipeline exploded on the night time of July 30 and once more at round 3 a.m. on Aug. 1, in keeping with one Kan Pauk resident, who spoke to RFA on situation of anonymity for security causes.
“The fuel pipeline exploded twice,” the resident mentioned. “However it was not clear whether or not it was a fuel explosion or a bomb blast.”
Some residents claimed it was an assault by the native Individuals’s Protection Power, however RFA was unable to confirm their claims and there was no remark from the PDF.
“The pipeline of the Zaw Ti Ka pure fuel venture in Myanmar had a leak on August 1, subsequently fuel transmission to Thailand has been quickly suspended,” learn an announcement by Thai authorities subsidiary PTT Exploration and Manufacturing Public Co., Ltd., (PTTEP).
“The preliminary investigation has not discovered both an explosion or burning however different investigations will observe,” mentioned the assertion from PTTEP’s Yangon workplace, including that repairs are prone to take about two weeks.
The Zaw Ti Ka oil and fuel venture relies within the Gulf of Muttama and the pipeline runs by way of Mon state and Thanintharyi area.
Myanmar Oil and Gasoline Enterprise and PTTEP signed an settlement on August 8, 2014, to take a position a minimum of $72 million in three Myanmar pure fuel tasks: Yadanar, Ye Ta Gon and Zaw Ti Ka.