Huge explosion tears apart oil and gas field off the coast of Azerbaijan – .

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Huge explosion tears apart oil and gas field off the coast of Azerbaijan – .


Huge explosion tears apart oil and gas field off Azerbaijan’s coast, fearing that a rig or tanker has been destroyed

  • An explosion has occurred at the Umid gas field in the Caspian Sea, local media say
  • Video shows the huge explosion lighting up the night sky as a fireball erupted
  • There is no official information on what caused the explosion or if anyone was injured.

A huge explosion ravaged an oil and gas field off the coast of Azerbaijan, fearing that a rig or tanker had been destroyed.

The explosion allegedly occurred in the Umid gas field in the Caspian Sea, according to local media.

Video footage, which was taken from a nearby oil rig, shows the huge explosion lighting up the night sky as a fireball erupted.

There is no official information on the incident, and it is not known what caused the explosion or if anyone was injured.

Huge explosion ravaged an oil and gas field off the coast of Azerbaijan over fears that a rig or tanker had been destroyed

The explosion allegedly occurred in the Umid gas field in the Caspian Sea, according to local media.

The National Oil Company of the Republic of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) initially said in a statement that the explosion was caused by a mud volcano.

But the company then changed its statement and removed any mention of a “mud volcano.”

SOCAR representative Ibrahim Ahmadov said in a statement on Facebook: “No accidents have occurred on the marine platforms and industrial facilities under the direct control of SOCAR, and work is continuing under normal.

“We will let the public know if there is any additional information. ”

There is no official information on the incident, and it is not known what caused the explosion or if anyone is injured.

There is no official information on the incident, and it is not known what caused the explosion or if anyone is injured.

Russian news site Gazeta.Ru tweeted: A powerful explosion took place in the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea.

“At the moment, there is no official information on the incident.

“According to local media, the explosion took place in the Umid gas field. ”

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