Enbridge responds to Texas Eastern system incident in Ohio

Sunday, Jan. 27, 10:40 a.m. CT

Enbridge continues its work on the two additional lines that parallel the impacted 30-inch Line 10 Texas Eastern Pipeline in Noble County, Ohio.

Following a completion of a comprehensive integrity assessment, we have placed one of the other two pipelines (Line 25) in the right of way back into service. We remain sensitive to our shippers’ responsibilities and will continue to keep them informed as work progresses and more definite timelines for returning Line 10 and the other parallel line (Line 15) to service become available.

Enbridge is committed to bringing the affected section of its Texas Eastern pipeline system back to full operation, but will not until we confirm it is safe to do so.


Saturday, Jan. 26, 11 a.m. CT

Enbridge continues to respond following the January 21, 2019, incident on its 30-inch Line 10 Texas Eastern Pipeline in Noble County, Ohio.

As part of our on-going investigation into the incident to ensure the safety of our system, we have begun isolating additional segments of Line 10 to continue our comprehensive integrity assessment.

While it is too early to know the cause of the incident at this point of the investigation, we are working diligently with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and will be using the findings to implement improvements and to verify the integrity of our system.

Additionally, our crews continue their work to assess the safety and integrity of the other two lines in the right of way prior to returning them to service.

Safety remains our top priority, and everything we are doing is driven by our commitment to the community, its safety and the safety of others.


Thursday, Jan. 24, 5:20 p.m. CT

Enbridge is working with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) on their investigation and a return to service plan for the incident that occurred Monday, January 21, 2019, near Summerfield, Ohio, on its Texas Eastern pipeline system.  Additionally, we are sensitive to the impact this has had on the affected families and local community and will continue to support their needs while keeping them informed of construction activities.

No incident is acceptable. Safety is a fundamental principle in everything we do and we are ensuring all construction and restoration operations are completed safely. While we continue to refine our return to service plans, and currently do not have an estimated time of restoration, our teams have achieved the following milestones to date:

  • Successful isolation of the other two natural gas pipelines in the right of way to continue the integrity investigation prior to returning them to service
  • On-site investigation and evidence collection in coordination with the PUCO, PHMSA and a third-party expert
  • Ongoing air, water and soil sampling
  • Mobilization of resources and ongoing preparation of the site for construction

Enbridge is committed to bringing the affected section of its Texas Eastern pipeline system back to operation in a safe manner.

We remain sensitive to our shippers’ responsibilities and will continue to keep them informed as work progresses and a more definite timeline becomes available.

We will provide further updates as the investigation and our work continues.


Wednesday, Jan. 23, 7 a.m. CT

As part of Enbridge’s ongoing response to the incident that occurred Monday, January 21, 2019, near Summerfield, Ohio, on its Texas Eastern pipeline system, personnel have begun work to help further secure the site in preparation for investigation and maintenance activities. This includes:

  • Isolating the other two natural gas pipelines in the right of way as an added safety measure, allowing crews the ability to safely investigate the integrity of those two pipelines prior to returning them to service
  • Conducting  air, soil and water monitoring on-site
  • Performing  survey work in support of the investigation and return-to-service plan

At this time, there is no estimated timeline to return the pipeline to service. We remain sensitive to our shippers’ responsibilities and will continue to keep them informed as work progresses. 

We are continuing to work closely with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) on their investigation.


Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, 12:10 p.m. CT

Enbridge continues to respond to a natural gas pipeline rupture on its 30-inch Line 10 Texas Eastern Pipeline in Noble County, Ohio.

The incident occurred about two miles south of Summerfield, Ohio, at 10:40 a.m. EST on Monday, Jan. 21.

There was a fire, which has been extinguished. At this point we know of two individuals living nearby who suffered injuries. There were secondary fires that damaged three nearby homes. A 700-foot precautionary safety perimeter near the incident site is in effect, and the nearby road remains closed.

“On behalf of Enbridge, I want to express our concern for the two individuals who were injured, as well as all those affected by this incident,” said Bill Yardley, Enbridge Executive Vice President. “We thank the first responders for their efforts and we are working closely with them and other local officials to restore the incident site safely.”

We are working closely with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to identify cause, monitor repairs and evaluate environmental impacts.


Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, 3:40 p.m. CT

Enbridge personnel are responding to an incident in Noble County, Ohio, on its Texas Eastern natural gas pipeline, the company announced today. The incident occurred at approximately 10:40 a.m. ET.

Our first concern is for the safety of the community and our employees. We have activated our emergency response plan and are cooperating with authorities in our response. There was a fire, which has been contained, and residents within the proximity of the incident have been evacuated.

Initial reports are that two individuals were injured and two structures damaged. Field operations immediately started to shut in and isolate that section of pipeline.

This section of pipe is 30 inches in diameter and was built in 1952-53. An in-line inspection of the line was performed in 2012, and no remediation was needed.

Enbridge will provide updated details as available, and will post those to this website.


Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, 12:20 p.m. CT

Enbridge personnel are responding to an incident in Noble County, Ohio, on the company's Texas Eastern pipeline system. Our first concern is for the safety of the community and we are coordinating with local authorities in our response. We will provide updated details as available.