UAE's Dana Gas says pipeline rupture hits Khor Mor plant

UAE-based Dana Gas said on Sunday that a gas pipeline between power plants in the Kurdistan region of Iraq had ruptured, interrupting supply from its Khor Mor gas plant.

The January 29 rupture between the Chemchemal and Erbil power stations meant the Khor Mor plant was offline for a few hours, and Chemchemal was operating at around 50 per cent of its production capacity, Dana Gas said in a filing to the Abu Dhabi stock market.

No injuries were reported because of the incident and repair work was underway, with a target of restoring full production levels at Khor Mor within one week, the statement added.

The pipeline, which supplies gas used to generate around half the electricity in Iraq’s Kurdistan region, was blown up on Friday, knocking out power, a police chief and electricity official told Reuters at the time.

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