Monday, 15 September 2014

Chevron worker killed in explosion off the coast of Louisiana.

A worker was killed and two others were injured in an explosion that occurred while they were carrying out maintenance work on an offshore pipeline, about 10 km south of Timbalier Bay on the southeast coast of Louisiana at about 11.10 am local time on Saturday 13 September 2014. The affected pipeline carries natural gas to the Henry Hub Storage Facility at Erath, Louisiana, and is thought to have occurred when a valve failed on a gas-handling line. The pipeline has been taken out of service while an investigation is carried out and repairs undertaken.

Satellite view of the Henry Hub facility in Louisiana. Google Maps.

The Henry Hub facility processes oil from the Gulf of Mexico for onward transport via 9 intrastate and 4 interstate pipelines. It has a capacity of 590 cubic meters per second, and its smooth running has a strong influence on gas prices in the US.

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