Williams shuts down Wyoming gas processing plant after explosion

|About: Williams Partners L.P. (WPZ)|By:, SA News Editor

Williams Partners (WPZ) and Williams Cos. (WMB) say an explosion and fire occurred overnight at their natural gas processing facility near Opal, Wyoming.

There were no reported injuries or damage to property outside the facility; the town was evacuated.

The Opal plant has an inlet capacity of 1.5B cf/day of natural gas per day; the incident affected one of the five cryogenic processing trains that comprise the plant, but it is too early to determine the extent of damage or a timeline for return to service.