«Transneft» has called the cause of the accident at the pipeline near Saratov

© Photo : courtesy of MOE Russia in the Saratov region are working to eliminate the consequences of the burst of the oil pipeline. January 19, 2018«Transneft» has called the cause of the accident at the pipeline near Saratov© photo : courtesy of the Ministry of emergency situations of Russia

Preliminary cause of the accident on the main oil pipeline in the Saratov region is a defect in the weld, told reporters on Friday, Director General of JSC «Transneft Volga region» Andrey Syumak.

«Collapsed weld… We have until January 21, will finish the replacement of the defective area, it will then be investigated in a dedicated facility, and after receipt of the report and the defective interface will be established a cause,» he said.

Thursday on the main oil pipeline company «Transneft» Kuibyshev-Tihoretsk near the village of krasnoarmeyskoye is made of oil and fire. The fire is extinguished. According to the MOE, the area of the oil-spill amounted to two thousand square meters. According to Transneft, the volume of output of oil was about 900 cubic meters (according to the source RIA Novosti in emergency services of the region, about two thousand cubic meters). Affected 10 houses, two of which were completely burned, no injuries. The Governor of the region Valery Radaev promised financial compensation to the victims. One family, the authorities promised to relocate into a new apartment until 3 February. To complete emergency repair work is planned before the end of the day Sunday.