Sunday, April 6, 2014

Moundsville WV explosion: Liquids or Gas line?

Mainstream media has mostly reported the Moundsville WV explosion and fire at a (natural) gas pipeline leading between two Williams Partners owned facilities (Moundville WV and Oak Grove/Cameron WV)/

However according to NPMS, this is most likely a liquids pipeline (condensate, a/k/a/, NGLs: Butane, Pentane, Propane).

The exactly location is difficult to ascertain. I have read all news reports and examined photos and have determined the most likely location is a section of co-located liquids AND gas pipeline just northeast of the Williams Oak Grove facility.

Approximate GPS: 39.883001,-80.583265
It seems to be near a facility, however it is unclear if this is the Oak Grove facility near Cameron or not. Some reports say the fire/explosion was there, some say it was not there. Some reported first responders were confused about the exact location.

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