After a section of the Leach XPress pipeline ruptured in West Virginia on Thursday, TransCanada Corp. announced natural gas flow through this section would be halted until further notice, pushing customers to seek other pipelines to ship their gas, according to Reuters.

The alternate pipelines used to route production around the disabled portion of the Leach XPress included Energy Transfer Partners LP’s Rover, Tallgrass Energy Partners LP’s Rockies Express (REX), EQT Midstream Partners LP’s Equitrans and Enbridge Inc’s Texas Eastern Transmission (Tetco), analysts at S&P Global Platts said in a note.

Although the blast that shut the pipeline down did not cause any injuries and was contained, the damaged section of pipe could affect movement of about 1.3 billion cubic feet per day (bcfd). One billion cubic feet a day is enough gas for about 5 million U.S. homes.




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