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Gas Pipeline Springs Leak In Ukraine, But No Supplies Disrupted

A gas pipeline leaked in the Zakarpattia region of western Ukraine, but the leak is not affecting consumers, Ukrainian gas transmission system operator Ukrtransgaz reported January 1.

Ukrtransgaz said the leak has not affected supplies to the European Union and repairs are underway.

The incident, which occurred on the Soyuz pipeline near the village of Gorodilovo or Horodylove, led to a gas flare to prevent a dangerous buildup of leaked gas. But it did not result in any injuries or gas cutoffs, the gas company said.

Based on reporting by Interfax and