Fire shutters Mississippi gas plant

Enterprise Products Partners LP (EPP) is investigating the cause of a fire that broke out overnight on June 27 at its 1.5-bcfd natural gas processing plant in Pascagoula, Miss.

Restricted to inside the plant, the fire did not lead to any injuries, and the situation has been brought under control, EPP said on June 28.

The gas plant, however, has been shut down as a result of the incident.

EPP, which is working with third-party plant operators to determine other available options for customers while the Pascagoula plant remains off line, increased its ownership in the plant to 100% from a previous 40% after purchasing BP PLC’s 60% interest during first-quarter 2016, the company said.

At the time of the incident, the three-trained Pascagoula plant was averaging about 400 MMcfd of inlet-gas volumes it receives from third-party pipelines, according to EPP.

Contact Robert Brelsford at rbrelsford@ogjonline.com.

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