Enterprise Products Partners restarts Pascagoula gas plant

Enterprise Products Partners LP (EPP) has restarted its 1.5-bcfd Pascagoula natural gas processing plant in Moss Point, Miss., following a nearly 6-month shutdown to repair damage resulting from a late-June fire (OGJ Online, June 28, 2016).

With all necessary repairs now completed, EPP has returned the Pascagoula plant to service, the company said.

EPP disclosed no details regarding the plant’s current operational rates or the extent of repairs required prior to its restart.

At the time of the June 27 incident, the three-trained Pascagoula gas plant was averaging about 400 MMcfd of inlet-gas volumes.

While its investigation into the cause of June 27 explosion and subsequent fire remains ongoing, the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has confirmed the event was limited to only one of the plant’s cryogenic processing trains, according to minutes of a CSB business meeting held July 27.

While multiple piping and vessel ruptures at the plant had been identified by late July, CSB said it expected determining potential sources for the explosion would require complex work given significant damage caused by incident.

Contact Robert Brelsford at rbrelsford@ogjonline.com.

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