TransCanada working on Leach Xpress pipeline after West Virginia blast

|By:, SA News Editor

TransCanada’s (NYSE:TRP) Columbia Gas Transmission unit says it is working on a section of the Leach Xpress natural gas pipeline downstream of last week's blast in West Virginia.

TRP says the work will enable the Stagecoach-Leach Xpress meter in southeast Ohio, which connects to EQT Midstream Partners' (NYSE:EQM) Strike Force South gathering fields, to return to service.

Columbia Gas says all other meters affected by the blast will remain at zero until the pipeline returns to service.

The company does not say when the full service might return but has told customers it will provide an update on the status of the pipe on June 18.

Columbia Gas has said the damaged section of pipe could affect movement of 1.3B cf/day of gas.