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Mozdok-Kazimagomed Pipeline is a gas pipeline in Russia.
The pipeline runs from Mozdok, Russia, to Kazimagomed (now called Hajigabul), Azerbaijan.
- Operator: Gazprom transgaz Makhachkala
- Current capacity: 10 bcm/year
- Length: 212.509 miles
- Status: Operating
- Start Year:1982
In 2004, the Mozdok Kazimagomed Pipeline was connected to the Makat North Caucasus Pipeline, via the Kumli Kizlyar Babayurt Aksai Pipeline. All three pipelines are a part of Russia’s United Gas Transmission System.
Also in 2004, twenty-one people were injured after the pipeline exploded in the southern Russian republic of Dagestan, which borders war-torn Chechnya. Police suspect the blast near the regional capital, Makhachkala, was the result of sabotage. The blast left nine Dagestani towns without gas and affected supplies to neighboring Azerbaijan.
In 2010, a bomb was detonated at the 496th kilometer of the pipeline, causing a fire and destroying that section. The pipeline takes gas from Caspian fields in Azerbaijan to the Russian heartland, through the turbulent North Caucasus.
Articles and resources
- Makat – North Caucasus and Mozdok – Kazimagomed pipelines linked Gazprom, November 14, 2005
- Gas blasts injure 21 in Dagestan BBC, December 9, 2004
- Bomb hits Russian gas pipeline - agencies Reuters, January 12, 2010