EIA: Explosion on Texas Eastern Pipeline in PA Cuts Natgas Flow

TETCO Pipeline – click for larger version

As we have been reporting, Spectra Energy’s Texas Eastern Transmission Company (TETCO) pipeline exploded in Westmoreland County, PA on April 29 (see our stories here). Prior to the explosion there was an average of 1.4 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day flowing through the Delmont compressor station located near the explosion. Right now? Zero. So far the main affect of no gas flowing through that area has been a price spike in the Mid-Atlantic region. Natgas supplies are being handled by other pipelines and by drawing from storage. The U.S. Energy Information Administration weighed in last week with their analysis of how the TETCO explosion has impacted the northeast–both with physical gas supplies and with price for that gas. Here’s how the industry is coping…

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