Pioneer to restart Texas field shut by fire

Pioneer Natural Resources Co. expects production to restart at diminished rates by early April from its portion of West Panhandle gas field in Texas, which it shut in Mar. 6 after a fire heavily damaged a compressor station. The fire was contained within the station and caused no injuries.

Pioneer Natural Resources Co. expects production to restart at diminished rates by early April from its portion of West Panhandle gas field in Texas, which it shut in Mar. 6 after a fire heavily damaged a compressor station.

The fire was contained within the station and caused no injuries.

Pioneer’s West Panhandle production averages 8,000 boe/d—20% oil, 55% NGL, and 25% natural gas.

Pioneer expects to use several idle compressors to restart production at 80-90% of prior rates.

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