08 June 2010 22:08 [Source: ICIS news]
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The damaged section of pipe had been isolated to stop the flow of natural gas and taken out of service, Enterprise said.
The pipeline was a 36-inch, 395-mile segment, which extended from the company's Waha hub in west Texas to the Carthage hub in east Texas, with a capacity to transport 800m cubic feet/day of natural gas, Enterprise said.
Service would be curtailed by about 250m cubic feet/day as a result of the incident, said Enterprise, which owned a 50% interest in the pipeline.
The company said that repairs to the pipeline were expected to be completed in three to four days following the completion of an investigation.
A call to Enterprise seeking further information about the ownership structure was not immediately returned.
The pipeline exploded outside Cleburne, Texas, when utility workers accidentally hit the line, killing one worker and injuring at least five others, according to news media reports.
Several people were also taken to a local hospital with burns, the reports said.
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