No spill reported from derailed tanker cars with natural gas

By The Associated Press

Authorities say four train cars carrying liquefied petroleum gas have derailed in a Los Angeles suburb but there's no spill and nobody has been hurt.

 

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say four train cars carrying liquefied petroleum gas have derailed in a Los Angeles suburb but there's no spill and nobody has been hurt.

El Segundo fire Capt. Evan Siefke (SIF'-kee) says the tanker cars derailed Thursday afternoon as they were coming from the nearby Chevron oil refinery. Three cars overturned and one remained upright.

Siefke says it's unclear whether the rainy weather in the region played any role in the accident.

He says there are no active leaks and train crews were en route with heavy equipment to right the cars but it could take several hours.

The train belongs to BNSF Railway.

Federal Railroad Administration inspectors were sent to the scene.

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now

Whitepapers

The Time is Right for Optimum Reliability: Capital-Intensive Industries and Asset Performance Management

Imagine a plant that is no longer at risk of a random shutdown. Imagine not worrying about losing...

Going Digital: The New Normal in Oil & Gas

In this whitepaper you will learn how Keystone Engineering, ONGC, and Saipem are using software t...

Maximizing Operational Excellence

In a recent survey conducted by PennEnergy Research, 70% of surveyed energy industry professional...

Leveraging the Power of Information in the Energy Industry

Information Governance is about more than compliance. It’s about using your information to drive ...

Latest PennEnergy Jobs

PennEnergy Oil & Gas Jobs