A massive explosion at a pipeline delivering methane gas from Russia to Europe via Ukraine killed three people on Tuesday. The explosion occurred during repair operations, according to government officials. Though the pipeline is one of the main routes of methane gas exported from Russia to the EU since the sabotage of Nord Stream 1 in September, Gazprom said total deliveries were not affected because gas was rerouted along other lines. While Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the resulting gas crisis in Europe have shone a spotlight on the vulnerability of methane gas delivery systems there. Gas pipeline accidents are quite common, and kill someone or cause serious damage an average of every other day in the U.S. Leaks from U.S. methane gas pipelines killed 122 people between 2010 and 2021. (AP, Reuters, Politico EU, Bloomberg $, OilPrice, Natural Gas Intel, Bloomberg $)