Pipe Line Returned To Service

A natural gas pipe line that ruptured causing a massive blaze on March 3rd near Mexico was returned to service today. [Wednesday]

According to Energy Transfer, the Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line underwent extensive safety testing from March 31 through April 8 to verify the integrity of the line starting at Panhandle’s Centralia Compressor Station near Missouri Highway Z and ending near Audrain County Road 457.

Pandhandle Eastern Pipe Line’s transmission consists of four pipe lines extending approximately 1300 miles across the Midwest.

The line ruptured around 3:00 in the morning. According to a report filed with the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration on April 2nd, the explosion was caused by a stress crack near Highway 15.

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