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San Diego gas pipeline shutdown after a leak was discovered

San Diego police urged their officers to maintain their patrol automobiles’ gas ranges “topped off” as a gas scarcity may very well be potential, an SDPD Watch Commander mentioned.

SAN DIEGO — A serious gas pipeline that serves San Diego County was shut down on December 20 after officers discovered it was leaking.

“At approximately 8:45 p.m. Pacific Time yesterday [December 20], SFPP discovered a gasoline release at the Iron-Wood Nine Golf Course in Cerritos, California, from its pipeline segment that serves San Diego customers,” mentioned Katherine Hill, a Senior Communications Specialist with Kinder Morgan.

According to the company’s web site, Kinder Morgan is the most important impartial transporter of petroleum merchandise in North America, transporting roughly 2.4 million barrels day by day.

Kinder Morgan operates roughly 3,000 miles of refined merchandise pipeline that serves Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington, and Texas.

Officials mentioned the San Diego pipeline was remoted and shut down whereas crews labored across the clock to make repairs.

Kinder Morgan mentioned they have been implementing alternate logistical measures to ship gas to suppliers within the San Diego market.

“We are working around the clock to excavate the impacted pipeline segment and assess and plan for the necessary repairs,” Hill mentioned.

San Diego police urged their officers to maintain their patrol automobiles’ gas ranges “topped off” as a gas scarcity may very well be potential, in accordance with an SDPD Watch Commander on obligation.

California Highway Patrol additionally advised CBS 8 that their division began to obtain related recommendation that SDPD advised their officers concerning maintaining gas ranges in authorities automobiles at ample ranges.

Kinder Morgan estimated the pipeline serving San Diego County could be down for a number of days, with an estimated restore completion date of Saturday, December 31.

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