Company Seeks To Retire Gas Pipeline In Arkansas

Dec 31, 2013

A Louisiana company wants to retire a segment of a 59-year-old natural-gas pipeline that runs near the site where ExxonMobil's Pegasus crude-oil pipeline ruptured in central Arkansas last spring.

But the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that Enable Gas Transmission LLC of Shreveport wants to build a new line that will cross the Pegasus nearby.

The newspaper says Enable Gas Transmission has begun seeking federal, state and local agencies' approval to take the required actions that would allow it to change part of its pipeline system's route in Faulkner and Pulaski counties and to re-purpose other lines in the area.

The Pegasus pipeline ruptured in March, spilling thousands of barrels of oil at Mayflower. An Exxon Mobil Corp. spokesman says Exxon has no position on the Enable proposals.