© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The headquarters of U.S. vitality exporter and pipeline operator Kinder Morgan Inc. is seen in Houston, Texas, U.S. September 27, 2020. REUTERS/Gary McWilliams
(Reuters) – Kinder Morgan (NYSE:) on Monday stated a hearth on its El Paso Pipeline (EPNG) close to Coolidge, Arizona that killed two folks and injured one other had been extinguished and the pipeline section remained shut.
“We’re coordinating with the Nationwide Transportation Security Board (NTSB), Pipeline and Hazardous Supplies Security Administration (PHMSA), Arizona Company Fee (ACC) and Coolidge Metropolis Hearth Division on our response,” firm spokesperson Katherine Hill stated.
The corporate added that it was working with prospects who may be affected by the incident whereas an investigation into the reason for it was underway.
The 30-inch pipeline ruptured round 5:42 a.m. MST (1142 GMT) on Sunday, damaging one residence within the ensuing hearth, NTSB spokesperson Peter Knudson stated in an emailed assertion.
Three NTSB investigators will likely be on the web site for a week-long evaluation and a preliminary report will likely be out there throughout the subsequent 30 days. Knudson added.
“The investigation, which is able to decide possible trigger and any contributing elements, is predicted to be accomplished in 12-24 months,” the NTSB added.