Genscape’s Natural Gas Alert Service Identifies Explosion at Williams’ Opal Wyoming Gas Processing Facility; 1 bcf/d Flow Disrupted

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SOURCE: Genscape Natural Gas data shows a disruption in output at the Opal processing plant after April 23 explosion

Williams Partners shut down its Opal Wyoming gas processing facility after an explosion and fire occurred yesterday at approximately 2pm MT.

The entire town of Opal, Wyoming was evacuated (read the Williams Partners press release here). The Opal facility processes natural gas around Lincoln County, Wyoming with an inlet capacity of 1.5 bcf/d, according to Williams Partners. The incident also affected TXP-3, one of the five cryogenic processing trains that comprise the Opal facility.

Genscape’s natural gas pipeline data show five nomination points that actively receive gas from Opal processing plants in the past two weeks. The aggregate flow of these five points in the week before the explosion was 992 mmcf/d. Since the explosion happened in the middle of the gas day, nominations dropped by -477 mmcf to 516 mmcf for April 23rd’s nomination. Nominations dropped to 0 for today. The data compiled nominations on Kern River Gas Transmission, Colorado Interstate Gas, Northwest Pipeline, Ruby Pipeline, and Rockies Express to derive an output for Opal plant.

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