Nixon Ridge Pipeline Incident

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Current status

At approximately 4:15 a.m. Eastern Time on June 7, 2018, there was a natural gas pipeline rupture on TransCanada’s Columbia Gas Transmission System on Nixon Ridge in Marshall County, W.Va.

As soon as the issue was identified, emergency response procedures were enacted and the segment of impacted pipeline was isolated. The primary fire was extinguished at approximately 5:45 a.m. EST, with the smaller secondary fire extinguished by approximately 8:30 a.m. EST on June 7, 2018. There were no injuries involved with this incident.

The cause of this issue is not yet known. The site of the incident has been secured and we are continuing the process of working with applicable regulators to investigate, including the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.

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Yes. At approximately 4:15 a.m. EST on June 7, 2018 there was a natural gas pipeline rupture on TransCanada’s Columbia Gas Transmission System on Nixon Ridge in Marshall County, W.Va.

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The pipeline is approximately 160 miles (257 kms) and travels from West Virginia through southeast Ohio carrying Appalachian supply to market.

As soon as the issue was identified, emergency response procedures were enacted and the segment of impacted pipeline was isolated. The primary fire was extinguished at approximately 5:45 a.m. EST, with the smaller secondary fire extinguished by approximately 8:30 a.m. EST on June 7, 2018.

The site has been secured and the cause of this incident is under investigation. We have begun the process of working with applicable regulators to investigate, including the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.

We won’t speculate. We will work until we are satisfied that we have identified the cause and can safely make the proper repairs.

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