Energy Transfer Natural Gas Pipeline Explodes Near Houston

“Our control center immediately shut in the line and the area was secured,” Energy Transfer said in an emailed statement. No injuries were reported from the explosion and fire.

Arathy Somasekhar, Reuters

An Energy Transfer natural gas transmission pipeline exploded on July 7, setting off a two-hour fire in a rural area on the west edge of Houston, according to state and local officials.

The blaze was extinguished at about 12:10 p.m. CDT (1715 GMT), according to the Texas Railroad Commission, which regulates oil and natural gas drilling and energy pipelines in the state. No injuries were reported from the explosion and fire.

Local firefighters sprayed water on nearby fields until the flow of natural gas was stopped, snuffing the fire.

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