No Injuries Reported in Mississippi Gas Plant Explosion

Jackson County Sun Herald, June 28, 2016

An explosion and fire rocked a natural gas processing plant in Pascagoula, Mississippi at 11:30 p.m. last night, causing shock waves to be felt several miles away. No injuries were reported in the incident and the fire is under control according to authorities. Jackson County Emergency Management Director Earl Etheridge said that only two employees were on the scene when the explosion occurred, and fortunately they were able to get inside an explosion-proof building, which protected them from injury. The cause of the incident is under investigation. The plant, co-owned by BP and Enterprise Products Partners L.P., has a processing capacity of 1.5 billion cubic feet of gas per day, and processes over half of BP's deepwater Gulf of Mexico production. 


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