Gas Leak causes Explosion at Plant near Corpus Christi

Last night, at around 6 p.m., a gas leak at a Southcross Energy Natural Gas Plant just north of Corpus Christi caused an explosion and subsequent fire that burned for several hours. Pipelines bringing gas into the plant were shut off, allowing the fire to eventually burn out.

Plant officials do not yet know what caused the leak, nor how much of the plant was damaged in the explosion and ensuing fire. Thankfully, no deaths or injuries were reported in connection to the incident. We will continue to monitor the situation and will post updates once more information becomes available.

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