Gastar's Marcellus Shale production interrupted by pipeline rupture

|About: Gastar Exploration Inc. (GST)|By:, SA News Editor

Gastar Exploration (GST) -2.2% AH on news that its Marcellus Shale production has been interrupted due to a rupture Saturday of a third party-operated gas pipeline.

Pipeline operator Williams Partners (WPZ) says it expects to re-route GST's gas production to another pipeline; the two companies expect to operate in this temporary mode an estimated two weeks.

GST says it hopes to restart production, which represents some two-thirds of its average daily production, as early as Tuesday night.