Enterprise Products Partners LP said Tuesday a ruptured section of pipe about 15 miles south of Godley, TX, on its partially owned North Texas system has been isolated to stop the flow of natural gas and taken out of service.

Service curtailments as a result of the incident are approximately 250 MMcf/d, Enterprise said.

Initial reports said the incident was caused by the pipeline being struck by a contractor that was working for a local electric utility. The incident is under investigation. It was reported Monday by the Cleburne, TX, city manager that three were killed by the blast, which shot flames high into the air (see Daily GPI, June 8). However, it was later reported that there was one worker death and eight workers injured.

The North Texas pipeline is a 36-inch diameter, 395-mile segment from the Waha Hub in West Texas to the Carthage Hub in East Texas. The pipeline has the capacity to transport approximately 800 MMcf/d.

Enterprise owns a 50% interest in and operates the segment. Once the investigation is completed, repairs to the pipeline are expected to be completed in three to four days.

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