Natural gas explosion in WV hit NiSource's Columbia Gas line

NEW YORK Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:12pm EST

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NEW YORK Dec 11 (Reuters) - An explosion occurred on Tuesday along the Columbia Gas Transmission natural gas pipeline in West Virginia, which is run by NiSource Inc, a company spokeswoman confirmed.

The explosion hit near the Lanham compressor station just before 1 p.m. EST, she said, adding that the fire had been contained.

There was no detail on the cause of the explosion or how much gas supply had been disrupted on the 20-inch line.

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