Williams Restores Service on Ruptured WV Pipeline, More Details

Last Friday MDN told you that Gastar had given a helpful update on the Williams 12-inch pipeline that had ruptured after a landslide in Marshall County, WV on April 5th (see Gastar Helpfully Provides Update on Williams WV Pipeline Outage). We gently prodded Williams and told the PR department it needs to get in gear and start talking. Well, they did. Friday afternoon Williams issued a short statement on their Williams in the Northeast website (see it below). According to the statement, full service was restored as of 1:30 pm Friday afternoon.

Now as for the rupture and explosion itself, we learn from a news story that the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection continues their investigation. We also learn the explosion created a 10-foot crater and scorched trees for two acres around the blast site. No wonder some of the neighbors down the road hightailed it out of there, even without being told. Here’s the latest on the Williams pipeline explosion in Marshall County…

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