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EPA's Region 6 Office

Serving: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and 66 Tribal Nations

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Enbridge Pipelines L.P. Trinidad Gas Plant in Trinidad, TX

Tinidad Gas Plant leaking pipe

On August 27, 2010, Enbridge Pipelines L.P. Trinidad Gas Plant in Trinidad, TX, was issued an order for a violation of the Clean Air Act. The violation found consists of an unpermitted release of an extremely hazardous substance; specifically methane.

On September 10, 2010, Enbridge Energy tightened the expander unit that was leaking, replaced a compressor, and replaced the packing of a leaking valve.


Before

Trinidad Before

ETC Trinidad Plant. Leaking Union Joint. Photo taken at same time as the IR Video on the right.

After

Trinidad After

Closeup of Union Joint, previously leaking after repair. See IR Video to the right.

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U.S.EPA Region 6
Compliance Assurance and Enforcement Division
Air Toxics Enforcement Section (6EN-AT)
1445 Ross Avenue
Dallas, TX 75202-2733

Esteban Herrera, Section Chief
Main Office Phone: (214) 665-7220
Fax: (214) 665-7446

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