Cause of Major Gas Pipeline Explosion In Mexico Unknown

The cause of a major natural gas pipeline explosion and fire just north of Mexico early yesterday (Sunday) morning is still unknown.

A rupture happened approximately one mile north of Mexico along Highway 15 around 3:30 yesterday (Sunday) morning.

It took around 40 minutes to put the fire out.

One KXEO listener reported hearing the explosion in Laddonia.

The pipeline is owned by Panhandle Eastern Company.

The company has a history of regulatory issues, according to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the U.S. Department of Transportation documents.

Missouri Route 15 about one mile north of Mexico, just south of the Davis Creek Bridge, will remained closed today (Monday), and is expected to reopen tomorrow (Tuesday).

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s