JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi natural gas processing plant heavily damaged by a June 27 explosion could restart operations before the end of the year.
James Teague, CEO of Houston-based Enterprise Products Partners LP, made the comments Thursday to investors during a conference call.
The company has set aside $7 million to repair damage at the Pascagoula plant, but Vice President of Investor Relations Randy Burkhalter says that amount might rise.
The plant extracts liquids from natural gas, sending gas to users and liquids to plants making propane and butane. Because the plant isn't running, some oil and gas platforms in the Gulf of Mexico are limiting production. Some natural gas is being diverted to other pipelines.
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board and the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating.