Somebody Blew Up the Pipeline to Syria’s Main Oil Terminal

Oil embargo of the country now backed by sabotage of key oil infrastructure

By somebody fresh from sabotaging tankers at the Strait of Hormuz?

Editor’s note: According to western sanctions Syria is precluded from both importing and exporting oil — the latter prohibition being a moot point since the US is sitting on most of its oil fields which has caused a massive oil crisis in the otherwise oil-rich country mitigated only by uncertain Iranian imports. Imports which are usually unloaded at Baniyas refinery — but now can’t be because the unloading pipelines have been blown up.

This doesn’t look like something the rebels could have pulled to me. For one thing, the rebs don’t hold a single coastal town or village, and have no access to the sea.


Syrian Ministry of Oil and Mineral Resources stated on June, 23 the explosion of 5 pipelines nearby Baniyas city of Tartus province.

Specialists of the Syrian Oil Company have been working on reconstruction of the damaged pipes and localization the oil spill in the Mediterranean Sea. They plan to restore the oil transport system as soon as possible.

Law enforcement agencies are investigating this accident. Experts confirm that the attack was a well-planned operation. Pipes are at a depth of dozens meters underwater. Such a difficult mining mission can be completed only by trained and well-equipped specs. This fact excludes the operating of the irregular militants.

Competent authorities have not yet announced sides responsible for the attack. Though Syrian authorities are sure that explosion was conducted by foreign combat divers.

Syrian Minister of Oil and Mineral Resources Ali Ghanem described the accident as a “terrorist attack” aimed to critical infrastructure destruction and worsen the fuel crisis for civilians.

Ecologists stress that attacks on the oil and chemical facilities can cause a critical damage to the Syrian and even Middle East and Mediterranean ecosystem. Environment experts described such methods of warfare as extremely irresponsible and inhuman.

Source: SMMS

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John C Carleton
John C Carleton
3 months ago

Arrest the usual Mossad trash!

DarkEyes
DarkEyes
3 months ago

IMO They did the same trick in Fukujima but with an extra “gesture of friendship” of a tsunami in advance and when the tsunami was going on they blew up the reactor.
The Pacific Ocean does not look since this terrorist attack.
Contaminated coolingwater and radio active contaminated material is running permanently into the ocean.

Professional done they said.
The Khazarian Mafia do not give up that easy.

Kilgore Trout
Kilgore Trout
3 months ago

the zio-nazis of israHell!. You Pos apartheidfake country, just remember paybacks a bitch!!

Mathew Neville
Mathew Neville
3 months ago
Reply to  Kilgore Trout

Israel & US still have not “Finished off” their destruction of the 7 countries in 5 years which includes Syria . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RC1Mepk_Sw

BillA
BillA
3 months ago

did not the UK just have a group out there ?

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