Energy Transfer Reports Natural Gas Pipeline Leaked in Louisiana

The July 22 leak, the equivalent of enough gas to supply 40,000 U.S. homes for a day, originated from a gathering system near Ringgold, Louisiana, a report by Energy Transfer said. The pipeline has been shut until further notice.

Laila Kearney, Reuters

Energy pipeline operator Energy Transfer LP has disclosed a pipeline rupture in Louisiana last month that released 8.2 MMcf of natural gas, according to a report filed with the U.S. National Response Center.

The July 22 leak, the equivalent of enough gas to supply 40,000 U.S. homes for a day, originated from a gathering system near Ringgold, Louisiana, the report said. The line has been shut until further notice.

The cause of the rupture is under investigation, and a sample section of the pipeline has been sent to a lab for examination, said Louisiana Department of Natural Resources spokesman Patrick Courreges.

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