Energy Ministry holds press briefing on gas leak from Aphyauk-Shwepyitha pipeline

THE Ministry of Energy held a media briefing on work progress in the aftermath of the 27th February fire caused by a gas leak from the 10-inch Aphyauk-Shwepyitha natural gas pipeline in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.  The ministry released a statement at the press briefing, with officials concerned led by Permanent Secretary U Pe Zin Tun answering questions raised by media persons.
In its statement, the ministry said that the gas leak had been fixed and a plan is underway for further maintenance of the pipeline.
The work has replacing a section of the Aphyauk-Shwepyitha pipeline with a length of two miles of new pipe at Boshaegon village in Shwepyitha Township and equipping six mobile fuel labs testing the quality of fuel at fuel stations across the country with new devices in order to conduct quality surveillance on both diesel and petroleum, added the ministry.  The ministry assured that charcoal and oil dregs produced at oil refineries can be purchased freely, and announced that arrangements are being made to establish a laboratory accredited to ISO by the Myanma Petroleum Products Enterprise (MPPE) in cooperation with Myanmar Petroleum Trade Association.— GNLM

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