SOCAR says not seeing offshore platform accident as diversion

Baku: SOCAR First Vice-President Khoshbakht Yusifzade said he is not seeing the recent accident on the platform #10 at the Guneshli offshore field as a diversion.

“A high pressure gas pipeline couldn’t endure the strong wind, and was damaged and a fire broke out. I don’t see here any diversion,” Yusifzade told reporters on Sunday.

According to him, the state commission created by President Ilham Aliyev to handle the accident also includes the National Security Ministry, and the version of a diversion will be investigated.