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UPDATE 2-Natural gas to Tex pipeline shut after blast
February 15, 2008 / 10:41 PM / 10 years ago

UPDATE 2-Natural gas to Tex pipeline shut after blast

(Recasts with owner statement)

HOUSTON, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Natural gas has been shut off to a south Texas pipeline after a Friday morning explosion and fire, owner Eagle Rock Energy Partners LP EROC.O said on Friday afternoon.

The Texas Railroad Commission said a person working near the pipeline was injured in the explosion. An Eagle Rock spokeswoman said the company could not confirm any injuries. No one was killed by the blast in a remote rural area near the U.S.-Mexico border.

No work was being done on the pipeline at the time of the explosion, said Eagle Rock’s Elizabeth Wilkinson.

The fire following the explosion in the 20-inch line lasted for three hours, a local TV reporter at the scene told Reuters.

The pipeline had been carrying 35 million cubic feet per day of gas. All but 5 million cubic feet has been diverted to alternate outlets, the company said. (Reporting by Bruce Nichols; Additional reporting by Erwin Seba;Editing by Marguerita Choy)

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