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Large fire and explosion damage Mississippi gas plant

29 June 2016

Late on June 27 a large fire broke out after an explosion at the Enterprise Gas Processing LLC natural gas plant in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Two workers were on duty in a safe room at the time of the incident and escaped injury, according to local officials. The plant was recently sold to minority owner Enterprise Products Partner by former majority owner BP.

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Local TV station WLOX reported flames shooting into the air and said the explosion could be felt some ten miles away. No evacuation orders were given for the area.

The plant refines gas from wells in the nearby Gulf of Mexico and has a capacity of 1.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day, although at the time of the incident the plant was processing about 400 million cubic feet per day.

Two oil and natural gas platforms in the Gulf have halted operations because of the incident, and the Destin gas pipeline, which is owned by BP and Enbridge Inc, has also been closed according to Oilprice.com


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