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SOCAR prevents possible environmental catastrophe in Caspian

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Date: 15 December 2015 19:12

Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 15

Trend:

Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR has prevented a possible oil spill from a well at the burning offshore platform #10 in the Caspian Sea, Trend has learned from a source in the oil and gas market.

A fire broke out on the offshore platform #10, Dec. 4, as a strong storm damaged an underwater high-pressure gas pipeline. As many as 33 people were rescued in an ensuing large-scale operation. The bodies of seven killed were retrieved, while 23 oil workers are still listed as missing.

SOCAR said it was possible to prevent the oil spill after the fire in the well was extinguished Dec. 15.

The fire at that well posed the highest danger to the environment due to a spill threat.

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