Update on propane pipeline leak

MIDDLEBURGH – The homeowners displaced in Friday's gas leak in the Town of Gilboa had the chance to voice their concerns at a public meeting. The forum was held Saturday night at the Middleburgh Fire House.

Enterprise TE Products Pipeline, the company that owns the pipeline, along with various local officials were in attendance. Residents who live in the area of the propane pipeline leak remain concerned for what has happened and what could happen in the future. 

Many questions were asked concerning how the leak was caused, how often inspections are done and whether or not procedures will be changed for the future.

Officials from Enterprise TE Products Pipelines said it would take anywhere from 24-72 hours to fix the leak. They declined to comment on the cause of the leak or how much gas escaped.

Back in 1990, a gas explosion on the same line several miles away killed two people and injured dozens more. Enterprise TE Products Pipelines, formerly Texas Eastern is the same company that operated the same line.

Portions of Stone Store Road and Keyserkill Road remain closed.

Another public meeting is planned for Sunday, August 29th at 6:00 p.m. at the Middleburgh Fire House. 

Contact information for those with question or concerns: Rick Rainey, Public Information Officer for Enterprise TE Products Pipelines at 480-456-2695 or rrainey@eprod.com.

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