Phillips 66 Shuts Section of Oklahoma Panhandle Pipeline After Fire

(Reuters) — Phillips 66 said it has shut a section of a natural gas pipeline it operates in the Oklahoma Panhandle after a fire and rupture on Tuesday.

The company said the fire was extinguished early on Wednesday, while it has not yet determined the cause of the incident.

"There have been no injuries associated with the incident and no health threats to neighboring residences," it said.

According to the company statement, multiple fire and law enforcement agencies responded, and local roads near the site were temporarily closed.

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is investigating the cause of the incident along with the Oklahoma Commission Corporation, a PHMSA spokesperson said.

PHMSA is aware of an incident involving an 8-inch DCP Midstream’s gas gathering pipeline in Beaver County, Oklahoma, they added.

In 2023, Phillips 66 acquired all publicly held units of DCP Midstream LP. The deal was a move for the Houston-based refiner to bolster its pipeline businesses.

Earlier this month, a worker was injured after a fire at Phillips 66's 285,000-barrel-per-day Bayway refinery in New Jersey.

Last year, six people were treated for injuries after a fire broke out in the storage tank farm at the company's 149,000-barrel-per-day refinery in Borger, Texas, which led to the closure of the state highway near the refinery.

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