A MYSERTY fire has erupted at Russia’s largest gas field, sending flames shooting up into the air and raising fears the inferno could hit Europe’s gas supplies.
The dramatic moment was caught on camera and showed the country’s Urengoyskoye deposit in the Far East engulfed in a giant fireball.
A nearby fire caused gas prices in Europe to skyrocket by six percent last year.
Gazprom officials said today that the major fire has been extinguished, but it is unclear what damage was caused.
They also shied away from explaining how the fire would affect gas supplies to Europe, which are already priced high and causing economic difficulties.
It is the latest in a series of fires at key Russian facilities during the war with Ukraine.
Officials say there is no evidence sabotage played a role.
The fire broke out between gas fields No. 7 and 8 of Gazprom concern Dobykha Urengoy.
“The fire occurred at 2:30 a.m. on June 16,” a spokesman said.
“There were no injuries. The fire was out by 4 a.m.
“The cause of the fire was a depressurization [of a pipeline].”
There was no immediate impact on gas supplies, he said.
Experts said it remains to be seen whether there will be any longer-term impact on supplies to Europe at a time of high tension over Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine.
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