Kinder Morgan, an energy company that supplies fuel to Las Vegas and parts of California, was hit by a leak at a pumping station in Long Beach, CA, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
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Clark County released a statement regarding the pipeline leak:
“Clarke County emergency managers are aware of a leak in a Kinder Morgan gas pipeline in California. This pipeline provides gas storage facilities including unleaded and diesel fuel in southern Nevada. We are currently monitoring the situation, believe we have adequate supplies and will have an immediate impact on gas availability. I hope not.”
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The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported:
A pipeline supplying fuel to Las Vegas was shut down Thursday after a leak was detected at a pumping station in Long Beach, California.
Kinder Morgan Energy Co. has shut down its 566-mile CalNav pipeline to investigate a release at its station in Watson, California, a company statement said. According to the company’s website, the pipeline delivers gasoline, diesel and jet fuel to locations throughout California and Nevada, including Las Vegas.
Catherine Hill, Kinder Morgan’s corporate communications manager, said the only pipelines that deliver unleaded and diesel fuel to the Valley and jet fuel deliveries to Harry Reid International Airport were not affected by the leak.
A report filed by the company on Thursday said Kinder Morgan was hit by the spill and no injuries were reported as a result of the incident.
“Appropriate regulatory agencies have been notified, and the cause and extent of the release will be investigated. We are working closely with our customers regarding the potential impact,” the statement said.