Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI) said Monday the segment of the El Paso Natural Gas Pipeline that experienced a pipeline failure and subsequent fire over the weekend, killing two people, had been extinguished.


The blast occurred at around 5:45 a.m. MT Sunday on Line 2000, near Coolidge, AZ. Two people died in the blast, and one other person was injured.

The pipeline remained shut down and the site secured as of Monday afternoon, according to KMI spokesperson Katherine Hill. An electronic bulletin board notice indicated the operational capacity through the Cimarron constraint of 567,300 Dth/d would be reduced to zero and remain in effect until further notice. There were no reported ongoing impacts to the environment or community.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with their families and...