May, 2020

This is a repeating event

202004MayAll DayENBRIDGE PIPELINE EXPLOSION 2020Enbridge Tetco Hillsboro (US-TX)Industry:PipelinesCountry:United StatesLanguage:ENIncident:EXPLOSIONHazards:FlammableImpact:HUMAN (Offsite At Risk)Effects:EnvironmentalMaterial:Methane


Enbridge responded to an explosion on Line 10 of its Texas Eastern Transmission Co. (Tetco) system in Fleming County, Kentucky, and said Tuesday that it has shut-in a section of the pipeline and secured the area. No injuries were reported.

The incident has reportedly impacted more than 1 billion cubic feet of daily north-to-south capacity on the system, sending natural gas futures higher after gaining Monday on falling production and higher anticipated demand due to predicted cold weather.

Line 10 is a 30-inch pipeline that is part of Enbridge’s Texas Eastern Natural Gas system.

Toronto-based Enbridge releases a brief statement in response to the blast.

“Enbridge is continuing to respond to the incident that occurred at approximately 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday, May 4, 2020, on its Line 10 natural gas pipeline in Fleming County, Kentucky. There were no injuries,” the company said.

“Our crews are on site and have secured the area. The impacted section of pipe was shut-in following the incident and remains isolated.”

Enbridge said it has notified county, state and federal agencies and officials and reportedly notified customers of a force majeure event resulting in an unplanned outage.

Genscape analyst Josh Garcia said in a note to clients early Tuesday morning that the blast occurred north of its Owingsville Compressor and “just upstream” of where an Enbridge pipeline explosion occurred in 2019.

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