Fire hits Iranian platform in Arabian Gulf gas field

Iran's Students News Agency ISNA said the fire had been contained. (Reuters/File photo)
Updated 12 June 2019
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Fire hits Iranian platform in Arabian Gulf gas field

  • Platform is in the South Pars field shared between Iran and Qatar
  • Iran's Students News Agency ISNA said the fire had been contained

DUBAI: A fire that broke out on a platform of the South Pars gas field in the Gulf on Wednesday has been contained and no fatalities were reported, Iran's oil ministry news agency SHANA said.
The South Pars field is the world's largest gas field, and is shared between Iran and Qatar. It is being developed in 24 phases.
Iran's Students News Agency ISNA said the fire had been contained. State TV said the cause of the fire was under investigation and there were no reports of disruptions to operations at the field.
"No one was reportedly killed by the fire at platform SPG9," the head of the Pars Oil and Gas Company (POGC) Mohammad Meshkinfam told SHANA, adding that all staff had been evacuated before the fire took hold.
Several fireboats were dispatched to extinguish the fire, he said. 


New water project launches in Yemen

Updated 31 min 11 sec ago
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New water project launches in Yemen

  • The project will benefit more than 30,000 people
  • It will allow for water to be provided continuously over 24-hours

DUBAI: A new UAE-funded project to improve water production capacity was launched on Sunday in Yemen’s port city of Mocha, news agency WAM said on Monday.
The new project, by the UAE-run Emirates Red Crescent in Yemen, consists of two artesian wells connected to a generator and two storage tanks and will be connected to the main water distribution network.
The project will benefit more than 30,000 residents of Mocha and nearby areas. It will also allow water to be provided on a 24-hour basis, the Director-General of the city Sultan Abdullah Mahmoud said.