* No injuries in pipeline rupture and fire
* Line said to carry 266 million cubic feet daily
(Adds fire out, line capacity)
HOUSTON, March 11 Oneok Inc (OKE.N) said its
natural gas transmission line ruptured and caught fire near
Chandler, Oklahoma, northeast of Oklahoma City, on Thursday.
"There was a break in a Oneok gas transmission line near
Chandler, causing a fire. There were no injuries," a Oneok
Gas flow was shut off to the 266 million cubic feet per day
line in the vicinity of the break, and the fire was out
two-and-a-half hours after the blast, the spokeswoman said.
"We are working with (local distribution company) Oklahoma
Natural Gas to determine whether there was any customer
impact," the spokeswoman said.
The company described the pipeline as a 26-inch (66-cm)
diameter, intrastate pipeline.
The initial blast happened about 3:30 p.m. (2130 GMT) on
Thursday, local media reported. No homes or businesses were
located near the fire, according to News9.com, the website of
an Oklahoma City television station.
"The cause is under investigation," the Oneok spokeswoman
(Reporting by Bruce Nichols; Editing by Marguerita Choy,