Energy pipeline operator Energy Transfer LP has disclosed a pipeline rupture in Louisiana last month that released 8.2 million cubic feet of natural gas, according to a report filed with the U.S. National Response Center, reports The Globe and Mail.
The July 22 leak, the equivalent of enough gas to supply 40,000 U.S. homes for a day, originated from a gathering system near Ringgold, the report said. The line has been shut until further notice.
The cause of the rupture is under investigation, and a sample section of the pipeline has been sent to a lab for examination, said Louisiana Department of Natural Resources spokesman Patrick Courreges.
Natural gas is mostly methane, a powerful greenhouse gas.
The company has 30 days to provide Louisiana with a report on the cause of the leak, after which the department will conduct its own review. Read the entire story.