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Jul 01, 2014 05:03 PM

CNPC Oil Pipeline Damaged by Workers Explodes in Dalian

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A fire from a pipeline blast in the coastal city of Dalian about 7 p.m. June 30


(Beijing) – An oil pipeline owned by China National Petroleum Corp. exploded in Dalian about 6:30 p.m. on June 30, causing fires to break out and crude oil to flow through groundwater pipes.

The oil major said in a brief statement that the pipeline was broken during construction work by the private Dalian Yuelin Construction Engineering Co., which allowed crude oil to flow into a sewage pipe and catch fire. CNPC said no one was killed.

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