Russia’s largest gas field in flames

A MYSERTY blaze has broken out at Russia’s largest gas field, sending flames shooting into the air sparking concerns the inferno could hit Europe’s gas supply.

The dramatic moment was caught on camera and showed the country’s Urengoiskoye deposit in the far east engulfed in a giant fireball.

Urengoyskoye deposit, Russia's largest gas field, mysteriously went up in flames

Urengoyskoye deposit, Russia’s largest gas field, mysteriously went up in flamesCredit: East2West

Smoke billowed into the sky as firefighters raced to put out the inferno

Smoke billowed into the sky as firefighters raced to put out the infernoCredit: East2West

The blaze was put out at 4am this morning

The blaze was put out at 4am this morningCredit: East2West

A blaze in a nearby location last year saw gas prices in Europe shoot up by six percent.

Gazprom officials said today that the major fire had been extinguished, however, it was unclear from officials what damage had been sustained.

They also shied away from explaining what knock-on effect the blaze would have on gas supplies to Europe, which are already high prices and causing economic hardship.

It is the latest in a series of blazes at key Russian installations during the war with Ukraine. 




3 Responses to “Russia’s largest gas field in flames”

  1. sovereigntea says:

    Timing is everything they say….. In the last 24hrs ….

    Russian energy major Gazprom said on Wednesday it would further reduce the capacity of gas supplies via the Nord Stream pipeline to 67 million cubic meters per day. The company explained it has to halt the operation of one more Siemens gas pumping unit on the pipeline.

    “Due to the expiration of the time before overhaul (in accordance with the instructions of Rostekhnadzor and taking into account the technical condition of the unit), Gazprom is halting the operation of another Siemens gas pumping unit at the Portovaya compressor station,” the energy firm’s statement said. It detailed that the flow curbs will start from 01:30 Moscow time (22:30 GMT) on June 16.

    On Tuesday, daily gas pumping was curtailed to 100 million cubic meters, down from 167 million cubic meters. Gazprom said that it had to lower natural gas supplies via the Nord Stream pipeline because Siemens had not returned gas pumping units from repair.

    The German company said on Wednesday the repaired gas pumping units for the North Stream pipeline cannot be returned from the Montreal factory due to Canada’s sanctions against Russia.

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  2. sovereigntea says:

    Good to see Con COUGHLIN, columnist, The Daily Telegraph topping the list of undesirables.
    The COUGHLIN worm supports every conflict.

    14 June 2022 17:39
    Foreign Ministry Statement on personal sanctions on UK citizens in the media and the defence lobby


    In response to the British government’s anti-Russia actions to impose personal sanctions on our country’s leading journalists and heads of defence companies, Russia has included senior executives and correspondents from a number of major British media, as well as representatives of the command of the armed forces, the defence industry, and the UK defence lobby on the Russian “stop list.”

    The British journalists included in the list are involved in the deliberate dissemination of false and one-sided information about Russia and the developments in Ukraine and Donbass. Their biased assessments contribute to fueling Russophobia in British society.

    Individuals associated with the UK defence complex are involved in making decisions on weapons supplies to Ukraine. The weapons are used by local punishers and Nazi units to kill civilians and to destroy civilian infrastructure.

    The following is a list of British subjects who are no longer allowed entry into the Russian Federation.

    Media representatives

    Shaun WALKER, correspondent, The Guardian;
    Con COUGHLIN, columnist, The Daily Telegraph;
    Stuart RAMSAY, chief correspondent, Sky News;
    James ROTHWELL, journalist, The Daily Telegraph;
    John WITHEROW, Editor-in-Chief, The Times;
    Chris EVANS, Editor-in-Chief, The Daily Telegraph;
    Richard Simon SHARP, Chairman of the BBC Board of Governors;
    Timothy Douglas DAVIE, Director-General, BBC Broadcasting Company;
    Katharine Sophie VINER, Editor-in-Chief, The Guardian;
    Clive MYRIE, journalist and anchorman, BBC News;
    Orla GUERIN, correspondent, BBC News;
    Nicholas Anthony ROBINSON, BBC presenter;
    Paul ADAMS, BBC correspondent;
    Nicholas BEAKE, BBC correspondent;
    Alexander James THOMSON, chief correspondent and presenter, Channel 4 News;
    Dan RIVERS, correspondent, ITV News;
    Peter BEAUMONT, senior reporter, The Guardian;
    Emma GRAHAM-HARRISON, correspondent, The Guardian;
    Sophy RIDGE, journalist and presenter, Sky News;
    Catherine Elizabeth NEWMAN, journalist and presenter, Channel 4 News;
    Edward VERITY, Editor-in-Chief, The Daily Mail;
    Christian BROUGHTON, Editor-in-Chief, The Independent;
    Larisa BROWN, defence editor, The Times;
    Mark GALEOTTI, political scientist;
    Joseph BARNES, correspondent, The Daily Telegraph;
    Gideon RACHMAN, columnist, The Financial Times;
    Luke Daniel HARDING, correspondent, The Guardian;
    Dominic Ralph Campden LAWSON, columnist, The Sunday Times and Daily Mail;
    Lawrence David FREEDMAN, columnist, The Sunday Times.

    Persons associated with the defence complex

    Jeremy Mark QUIN, Minister of State for Defence Procurement;
    Leo DOCHERTY, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence, People and Veterans;
    Benjamin John KEY, Fleet Commander, Chief of Staff of the Royal Navy;
    Michael WIGSTON, Chief of the Air Staff;
    Robert Andrew MAGOWAN, Deputy Commander UK Strategic Command;
    Charles Richard STICKLAND, Chief of Joint Operations, UK Armed Forces;
    Roger Martyn CARR, Chairman, BAE Systems;
    Charles Nicholas WOODBURN, Board Member, Group Chief Executive Officer, BAE Systems;
    David ARMSTRONG, Group Managing Director, BAE Systems;
    Glynn Stuart PHILLIPS, Group Managing Director, BAE Systems;
    Clifford Mark ROBSON, Group Managing Director, BAE Systems;
    Alexander Colin Kynaston CRESSWELL, Chairman of the Board of Directors, CEO of Thales UK;
    Christopher Benoit Waller SHAW, Chief Operating Officer of Thales UK;
    Paul GOSLING, Vice President, Thales UK;
    Ewen Angus MCCRORIE, Vice President, Thales UK;
    Suzanne Jayne STRATTON, Vice President, Thales UK;
    Lynne WATSON, Vice President, Thales UK;
    Gregory Lloyd CAMPBELL, member of the British House of Commons;
    Gavin James ROBINSON, member of the British House of Commons;
    Samuel WILSON, member of the British House of Commons.

    The stop list will be expanded.

  3. danceaway says:

    Thank you for all this amazing, important, and timely information.

    As to the individuals on the stop list, do you think it will actually impact them at all, or will they simply crow about it and treat it as a badge of honour? It is good to see how many of these troublemakers the Kremlin has identified and is keeping an eye on, at the very least.