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NEWS: 4 Iranian Oil Pipelines Blazing With Fires

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posted on Oct, 8 2005 @ 05:10 AM
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4 out of 13 oil pipelines connecting an gas refinery in Southwest Iran have caught fire with firemen unable to approach the flames to fight the fire due to the thick columns of flames pouring out. Fires are usually blamed on ageing infrastructure in the pipes but officials blame arab rebels seeking independance for some blasts and fires recently. The refinery is in the city of Abadan, 400 miles south west of the Iranian capital Tehran.
 



finance.news.com.au
Television showed firemen unable to approach thick columns of flame.

It was not immediately clear how the fire would affect Iran's ability to process oil products.

Most pipeline fires in south west Iran are due to ageing infrastructure, but officials have also blamed some recent blasts on Arab rebels seeking independence from Tehran.

British construction firm Costain and Spain's Dragados, part of ACS in June signed a $US2.2 billion ($2.89 billion) deal with Iran to construct a gas refinery at the Bid Boland complex.


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It does make a person wonder who started the fires and for what reason. The US has come down hard on Iran in recent months and this is a further blow to the country.

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[edit on 8-10-2005 by Mayet]




posted on Oct, 8 2005 @ 05:24 AM
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British construction firm Costain and Spain's Dragados, part of ACS in June signed a $US2.2 billion ($2.89 billion) deal with Iran to construct a gas refinery at the Bid Boland complex.

Iran-Britain tensions escalate
Iranian officials and media reports have suggested that British forces were involved in training those behind a wave of bomb attacks in Ahvaz, Khuzestan's capital, in June.
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Looks like there might be something to the theory of Iranian oil industry sabotage funded by coalition interests.



posted on Oct, 8 2005 @ 07:35 AM
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Yay, one more reason for them to increase oil prices... just what we need.



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posted on Oct, 8 2005 @ 08:26 PM
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Geopolitical engineering to acquire a 4+1=5 response.



posted on Oct, 8 2005 @ 09:35 PM
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a single pipeline catching fire could be caused by age. 4 at the same time means sabotage. I wouldn't put it past the UK, or US military to train or use special forces to sabotage such income sources of the iranians as an obvious point to show thier displeasure.




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