April 3 - Libya is investigating the cause of an explosion late on Tuesday on an oil pipeline in the eastern port of Zueitina. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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STORY: Libya is investigating the cause of an explosion late on Tuesday on oil and condensate pipelines to the eastern port of Zueitina, the National Oil Corporation said.
The blast occurred at 10 p.m. local time on a section of the pipeline linking Field 103, which is operated by Zueitina Oil company, to the export terminal, the state energy firm said in a statement on its website.
It quoted acting NOC Chairman Abdulkasir Shengir as saying there were no casualties and that a crisis committee had been formed to carry out an investigation.
Oil workers were trying to repair the damage and had cut about 2 meters of the pipeline. A fire was still burning at the condensate pipeline about 5 kilometers away, although officials said it was smaller than before.
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