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2 Contractors Injured When Pipeline Explodes at Energy Transfer’s Waha Gas Processing Plant in Coyanosa, Texas


A pipeline explosion injured two contract workers at the Energy Transfer Waha Gas Processing Plant in Coyanosa, Texas last Friday morning.

Pipeline Fire at Waha Gas Processing Plant Could be Seen for Miles

Multiple fire departments responded to the explosion around 10:00 a.m. on November 23rd.

According to reports, a 24-inch pipeline had exploded just outside the facility, igniting a massive fire that could be seen for miles.

“Those flames were humongous. I mean, it was, it was roaring, it was loud. You could really barely talk to each other out here it was so loud,” one witness told CBS7.

Injured Contractors Taken to Lubbock Hospital

“I heard a boom and then the window shook and then there was another one and then it shook again but I thought they were sand blasting. It looked like Armageddon. It was just a big ball of flame,” another said.

Emergency personnel airlifted one of the the injured contractors to UMC Hospital in Lubbock, Texas.

The second injured worker traveled to the hospital in a private vehicle.

So far, authorities have not identified the contractors’ employers. The nature of their injuries remains unclear, but the hospital listed both as stable on Friday afternoon.

Pipeline Fire Extinguished Itself

The pipeline that exploded was part of Energy Transfer’s Permian Basin gathering system.

That system spans more than 7,800 miles and connects 8 processing facilities, including Waha, Coyanosa, Red Bluff, Halley, Jal, Keyston, Tippet, and Rebel.

Fortunately, firefighters managed to get the fire at the Waha Gas Processing Plant under control by early Friday afternoon.

Crews allowed the fire to burn itself out, which is considered standard operating procedure in such situations.

The cause of the pipeline explosion remains unknown; however, the Texas Railroad Commission is reportedly investigating the incident.

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