The minister announced that terrorist action damaged a gas pipeline section located in Tejero, northern Monagas state.
The plant is used to compress gas and inject it at high pressure into oil wells in El Tejero, La Leona, and La Urica areas.
On Saturday afternoon, two explosions were reported in the gas pipeline section, and residents in the surrounding areas had to be evacuated.
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