The oil supply to Jordan's only refinery was cut off yesterday (Friday) after saboteurs blew up a section of pipeline.
LV Mechanical digger at work.
CU Oil oozing out from damaged pipe.
SCU Engineers with plans.
SV Mechanical digger at work with workmen assisting.
SCU & SV Workmen digging earth away from damaged pipe (2 shots)
SV Engineers examining part of pipe.
SV & SV Workmen digging earth away from pipe (2 shots)
SV Mechanical digger at work.
SV Soldiers around new pipes.
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Background: The oil supply to Jordan's only refinery was cut off yesterday (Friday) after saboteurs blew up a section of pipeline. The Jordanian authorities at once accused Palestinian Commands of blowing up the line, which feeds oil to the Zerka refinery from the main trans-Arabian pipeline.
VISNEWS cameraman George Haj was on the spot shortly after the explosion while oil was still leaking from the damaged pipe. But by nightfall, workers had restored the flow of oil.
SYNOPSIS: Victim of the latest unrest in Jordan was the vital pipeline to the country's only oil refinery at Zerka. The oil supply was cut off on Friday after a section of the line had been blown up. Jordanian authorities at once accused Palestinian Commandos of sabotage to the line, which feeds oil to the refinery from the main trans-Arabian pipeline. Engineers quickly got to work restoring the oil flow and supplies were resumed by nightfall.
At the same time as the blast, tension increased further when the Jordanian government reported a heavy artillery barrage from Syrian territory. Palestinian Commandos simultaneously claimed they had been in a three-hour battle with Jordanian troops near the Syrian border.