Kinder Morgan gas pipeline explosion kills 2 in Illinois
(Reuters) — An explosion on a Kinder Morgan natural gas pipeline killed two people and injured two others on Tuesday in Lee County, Illinois, according to the Dixon Rural fire department chief.
Kinder Morgan said a suspected third-party line strike could have caused a natural gas release on a 20-in. lateral segment of its Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America’s (NGPL) system in Lee County at about 9:35 a.m. central time.
“The impacted pipeline has been isolated and the area has been secured with local road closures,” the company said.
Earlier, local media reported Kinder Morgan shut a natural gas pipeline due to an explosion in Northern Illinois after it was struck by farming equipment.
NGPL, which transports natural gas into the Chicago market, has about 9,200 mi of pipeline, and 288 Bcf of working gas storage, according to a company website.
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