Butane Blaze at TX Underground Storage Site

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 02:09 PM gHale

Over 20,000 pounds of butane emissions released Friday night when flames shot out from an Enterprise Products Partners underground storage site in Mont Belvieu, TX.

The Enterprise fire, which ended up extinguished late Friday night, involved natural gas liquids stored in a brine pit at the Mont Belvieu complex.

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While the cause is still being investigated, it was not related to any damages from Hurricane Harvey, Enterprise spokesman Rick Rainey said.

He said there were no injuries, nor was there any threat to the public. The fire caused minimal damage and Enterprise’s other operations weren’t impacted, he said.

The fire lasted for more than three hours and also caused smaller emissions releases of carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxide, according to a new Enterprise incident filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

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