Gas Pipeline That Supplies Las Vegas Shuts Down Due to Leak on Busy Super Bowl Weekend

Kinder Morgan, an energy company that supplies fuel to Las Vegas and parts of California shut down due to a leak at a pumping station in Long Beach, CA, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

Vegas is busier than usual this weekend because of the Super Bowl.

Clark County released a statement on the pipeline leak:

“Clark County emergency managers are aware of a leak in a Kinder Morgan gas pipeline in California. This pipeline feeds gas storage facilities in Southern Nevada with unleaded and diesel fuel. We are currently monitoring the situation, believe we have adequate supply, and do not anticipate an immediate impact on gas availability.”

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported:

A pipeline that supplies fuel to Las Vegas was shut down Thursday after a leak was detected at a pumping station in Long Beach, California.

The Kinder Morgan energy company shut down its 566-mile CalNev pipeline to investigate a release in its station in Watson, California, according to a statement from the company. The pipeline supplies gasoline, diesel and jet fuel to locations throughout California and Nevada, including Las Vegas, according to the company’s website.

Katherine Hill, Kinder Morgan’s corporate communications manager, said that only the pipeline that delivers unleaded and diesel fuel to the valley has been affected and that the leak has not had any effect on jet fuel deliveries to Harry Reid International Airport

A report filed by the company Thursday said that Kinder Morgan contained the spill and that there were no reported injuries as a result of the incident.

“The appropriate regulatory agencies have been notified, and an investigation into the cause and quantity of the release will be conducted. We are working closely with our customers on potential impacts,” the statement said.

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