A Kinder Morgan natural gas pipeline exploded early in the morning on in southern Texas, the company said. The fuel terminal operator said no injuries were reported and it had put out the fire on its Tejas pipeline in a rural area of Refugio, Texas, about 45 miles north of Corpus Christi.
The fire was discovered at about 12:30 a.m. CST and led to a shutdown of part of the pipeline.
Kinder Morgan said in a statement the impact on customers was being assessed. The cause of the leak is under investigation.
The company sent personnel to the scene and regulators were notified, it said.
A spokeswoman for the Texas Railroad Commission, which regulates the energy industry in the state, could not immediately be reached for comment.