June 18, 2019 / 10:31 PM / 3 months ago

UPDATE 3-DCP Midstream shuts natgas pipeline in Oklahoma after explosion

(Updates with comments from DCP Midstream spokeswoman)

June 18 (Reuters) - DCP Midstream temporarily shut a natural gas pipeline it owns and operates in Grady County, Oklahoma, after an explosion on Tuesday was caused by work by another company, said a DCP spokeswoman.

"The fire is out. There is no material impact on operations from this incident," Sarah Sandberg said in an email. The pipeline is a low pressure natural gas gathering line, she said.

One employee of a third party contractor involved in the work was injured in the explosion, Sandberg said.

The explosion was caused after an excavator digging for a new pipeline hit an active natural gas line, according to Bale Thompson, Director of Grady County Emergency Management. (Reporting by Sumita Layek, Karthika Suresh Namboothiri and K. Sathya Narayanan in BENGALURU; Editing by Diane Craft and Tom Hogue)

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