18 April 2021 - 16:39
  • News Code: 315483
Oil Facilities Operating Normally despite Quake

TEHRAN (Shana) -- The oil and gas facilities of the National Iranian Oil Company are operating normally and their condition is stable despite a 5.9-magnitude earthquake that hit southern Iran on Sunday, April 18, 2021.

The quake shook south of the country around noon and fortunately did not cause any loss of life or property, except for the collapse of the roof of the control rooms in Goreh A and C pump houses owned by the National Iranian South Oil Company (NISOC). No other significant damage has been reported in other subsidiaries of the National Oil Company, including the Iranian Offshore Oil Company, Iranian Oil Terminals Company, Central Iranian Oil Fields Company and the Pars Energy Special Economic Zone.

Abbas Asadrooz, the CEO of the Iran Oil Terminals Company, said: "This earthquake, which was felt with less intensity in Khark, did not cause any damage to the company's facilities and activities are proceeding normally."

Shahbaz Safari, head of the Gachsaran Oil and Gas Production Company, said: "Preliminary reports indicate that the roofs of the control rooms in the Goreh A and C pumping houses have collapsed, as well as the hills adjacent to the Binak exploitation unit, but fortunately so far nor more financial losses have been reported in the company's facilities in the geographical area of ​​Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad, Bushehr, Fars and Khuzestan provinces.

Alireza Ghasemi Nejad, Head of Health, Safety and Environment and Crisis Manager of the Iranian Central Oil Fields Company, also announced that the operational areas of the South Zagros Oil and Gas Production Company (a subsidiary of the Iranian Central Oil Fields Company) were not damaged by today's earthquake.

Mazaher Ansari, head of safety, health, environment and passive defense of the Iranian Offshore Oil Company, also stated that surveys of the company's operational areas show that fortunately, the earthquake did not cause any loss of life or property in the company.

Shana's follow-up of the Pars Energy Special Economic Zone also indicates that no damage has been done to the facilities located in this area.

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake shook the south of the country before noon today (Sunday, April 18), according to the Seismological Center affiliated with the Geophysical Institute of the University of Tehran, the epicenter was in the port of Genaveh.

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