Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A great fire has Erupted at Gas Plant In USA

A great fire has erupted as a series of explosions struck a liquid natural gas plant in the US state of Texas, with no injuries reported.

The fire, visible 35 miles to the west in Houston, is affecting one of the largest natural gas liquids storage facilities in the US, Reuters reported.

The cause of the Tuesday blast at the Enterprise Products Mont Belvieu facility, a major gas storage and processing hub alongside a row of oil refineries, is yet unclear.

Enterprise spokesman Rick Rainey said that the fire struck after a “failure of some kind” hit one or more pipelines, transferring natural gas liquids, such as propane and butane, to the facility. 

Local residents were not ordered to evacuate the region due to the fire, which has caused no injuries. However, Enterprise Products Partners has said that one of the plant workers has not been accounted for after the blast.

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