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Pipeline rupture false alarm

SILT – A natural gas pipeline rupture Tuesday evening might have been cause for alarm, had it actually contained natural gas.

The incident prompted a call to emergency dispatchers with a report of a possible gas explosion. But the blast was merely compressed air escaping from a new pipeline that EnCana was working on about six miles south of Silt on County Road 331 (Dry Hollow Road).

EnCana was using the compressed air to test the pipeline when a joint failed.



“It sounded like an explosion, but there was no danger to anybody,” said Doug Dennison, oil and gas auditor for Garfield County.

No one was near the joint at the time and no one was hurt in the incident, he said.


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