West Ethylene Pipeline Partly Online Next Week

(Tuesday, April 23, 2019) 23:01

TEHRAN (NIPNA) -- A part of the West Ethylene Pipeline which was damaged due to recent flooding in western Iran will be restored and back to work by the end of the next week, an official said.

Speaking to NIPNA, Ghodratollah Farajpour, director of production control at the National Petrochemical Company (NPC), said the pipeline has been partly repaired and work was seriously continuing to bring it back to work.

He state that a part of the pipeline, which carries feedstock for dozens of petrochemical plants in western Iran, would come online by the end of next week.

Almost all Iranian provinces were hit by severe rainfalls and ensuing flooding which has claimed the lives of over 75 and injured hundreds of people since late March.

The pipeline delivers ethylene from southern Iran to petrochemical facilities in western provinces of the country.

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