A major crude oil pipeline in southwest Iran has burst, setting fire to surrounding farms and lands, state news agency IRNA reported Dec. 13.  The 30-inch Marun-Isfahan pipeline, with six pump stations, carries about 550,000 b/d of crude from the onshore Marun fields 430 km through the Zagros Mountains to oil refineries, local media reported. According to IRNA, 375,000 b/d go to storage tanks in Isfahan, while the remaining 175,000 b/d are sent to the Tehran and Tabriz oil refineries. The reports did not say how the damage would impact refinery operations. “The exact point in the broken pipeline is Gandomkar pump station in the town of Ardel… and this break is to […]