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mastermariner
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A 30-inch natural gas pipeline has ruptured in a rural area in western Missouri causing an explosion and fire that could be seen for several miles. No injuries were reported, authorities said Friday.

The Pettis County Sheriff’s Department said the pipeline, owned by Panhandle Eastern Pipeline Co., ruptured shortly before midnight Thursday outside Hughesville, about 75 miles east of Kansas City. The rupture and explosion set fire to several hog barns, farm outbuildings, equipment and hay bales, Pettis County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Egbert said.

“It was out in the field so there was not a whole lot around that area, which is a really good thing,” Egbert said.

The sheriff’s department said fewer than a dozen residents within three miles of the explosion were evacuated but were allowed back
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52MPG
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 6:53:16 AM

Big pipeline.
Discovery02
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 8:51:16 PM

Yet another spill. When will we learn... if ever.
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 7:20:32 PM

no injuries, that's good news
bwatchingu
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 7:08:29 PM

Scary
montpelier28
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 6:43:52 PM

Dosen't say how old the pipline is, a fact I think should be included in all this type of news.
Eugenian
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 6:27:51 PM


Another day, another pipeline catastrophe. It's time to move on to clean & safe energy technologies.
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 4:09:44 PM

Sounds like quite the excitement for that farm.

BUSMAN1105
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 3:30:16 PM

THAT'S WHY WE DON'T NEED OIL PIPELINES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Amplion
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 3:21:41 PM

evowner MAKES A VERY GOOD POINT.
evowner
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 1:31:50 PM

When an electric line fails or falls down how much does the tax payers have to pay for the clean up?
00MrSlate00
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 1:28:51 PM

Great
xfatman
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 1:25:49 PM

Let's see Age, some "lack" of maintenance and do not forget good ol Missouri soil (aka lots of rocks) and it true 4 seasons freezing, mud and blistering HOT!!!! not very good for old pipelines in the ground.
madison8359
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 1:15:52 PM

Not good especially with winter upon us.
Amplion
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 1:12:30 PM

SAFETY SHOULD COME FIRST, REGARDLESS OF THE COST !!!!!
WE NEED MORE GOVERNMENT CONTROLS & INSPECTIONS FOR N.G. !!!!!!
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 1:05:29 PM

I've got one of these running through my backyard. Figure if it ever goes, no time to kiss it good bye.
Amplion
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 1:01:51 PM

N.G. IS STILL UNSAFE !!!!!!!

MANY NEW REGULATIONS, INSPECTIONS AND LICENSES ARE NEEDED TO PUT NEW CONTROLS ON NATURAL GAS DISTRIBUTION AND USE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

[Edited by: Amplion at 11/29/2013 1:04:25 PM EST]
jimgraham
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 12:57:20 PM

This is just a snapshot of what the future holds in store for old pipelines.
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 12:46:29 PM

Good location for that to happen.
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 12:44:34 PM

glad no one was hurt - no doubt pipelines are much safer than trucks or trains for the equivalent quantities
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 12:26:42 PM

Say it ain't so --
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 12:25:07 PM

Low maintenance suspect
nybearhunter
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 12:24:27 PM

when are they going to learn.
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 12:17:53 PM

What are not included: Age of pipeline. Any previous damage. Last inspection.

Remembering the Bellingham WA 1999 pipeline explosion,
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 12:08:57 PM

ouch
mastermariner
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 12:03:03 PM

Good job its in a remote area
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 12:00:57 PM

sad
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