Mid-America pipeline repairs break near Kansas City

Williams said Wednesday that it had repaired a ruptured section of a pipeline spur north of Kansas City, Mo. The cause of the accident has not been determined. It The incident occurred between Platte City, Mo., and Weston, Mo., on a 10-in. section of the Mid-America Pipeline that carries ethane and propane.


By the OGJ Online Staff

HOUSTON, May 2 -- Williams said Wednesday that it had repaired a ruptured section of a pipeline spur north of Kansas City, Mo.

A fire occurred after the line break. The cause of the accident has not been determined.

The incident occurred between Platte City, Mo., and Weston, Mo., on a 10-in. section of the Mid-America Pipeline that carries ethane and propane from Conway, Kan., into Iowa City, Iowa, and central Illinois. The spur branches from the mainline from Conway, Kan., to Janesville, Wis.

The pipeline, built in 1970, is owned and operated by Mid-America Pipeline Co., which is a subsidiary of Williams, Tulsa.

The company's Tulsa operations control center detected low pressure at noon Tuesday and shut down the line, isolating a 10.5-mile segment.

Williams said its crews worked through the night and installed two sections of pipe totaling 100 ft by 3 a.m. It said when the Transportation Department approves the work, the line would be returned to service Wednesday or Thursday at a reduced operating pressure.

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