What a vicious circle of harm when electricity loss causes an emission event at a Compressor Station…those blow downs are nasty-even with electric compressors.
NRC Report ID: 1052456
Incident Time: 2013-07-01 16:45:00
Nearest City: Ozunia, TX
Location: PECOS COMPRESSOR STATION- COUNTY RD. 406 & HWY 190
Incident Type: FIXED
Material: NATURAL GAS
Medium Affected: AIR
Suspected Responsible Party: ENTERPRISE PRODUCTS PIPELINE
Lat/Long: 30.342778, -101.593611 (Explicit)
THE CALLER REPORTED THAT NATURAL GAS APPROXIMATELY TEN (10) MILLION CUBIC FEET RELEASED FROM A 2″ BLOWDOWN VALVE WITHIN THE PECOS COMPRESSOR DUE TO POWER FAILURE (RESULTING IN THE VALVE NOT CLOSING ALL THE WAY).
Here is a “related” story about how electricity is interdependant on Natural Gas to power those gas fired power plants.