Equipment failure at a compressor station caused an explosion and fire of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline in early August, prompting Kinder Morgan to declare force majeure. The compressor remains shut and will likely not resume operations until October.
The fire was put out and no casualties were reported.
The Tennessee Pipeline is an interstate natural gas pipeline system that transports gas to the Northeast, Midwest and Southeast U.S. from basins between Texas and Alabama. It does so via 11,900 miles of pipeline.
According to a company spokesperson, the pipeline is still in service even though the impacted compressor station has been shut down. Cleanup activities and an investigation into the cause of the incident are underway, according to the company.
Kinder Morgan is currently developing a repair plan, and does not expect the compressor station to be back in service until Oct 1, 2023.