Newly Constructed Pipeline Explodes
A newly built gas pipeline has exploded in a remote area of Northeastern Wyoming. The explosion was large enough to be heard approximately ten miles away. Thankfully nobody was injured from the blast. The dramatic explosion has crippled the pipeline but hopefully will not affect the states exports.
The blast occurred at 7:30pm Wednesday and left a 50ft trench in the ground. The pipeline, owned by TransCanada was completed in January and is 300 miles long. It carries 365 million cubic feet of gas a day out of the Powder River Basin.
The explosion has shutdown the $600 million pipeline but authorities say the explosion won't affect the state's gas exports. According to the Wyoming Pipeline Authority, other pipelines have enough surplus capacity to cover TransCanada's Bison Pipeline.
TransCanada is investigation the explosion and will make repairs according to federal regulators.