An investigation into a DCP Midstream San Hills NGL Pipeline incident continues as repairs to the line are completed and work continues in Sutton County.

Sarah Sandberg, DCP Midstream Public Relations, said that the release and fire which injured two people resulted from the line being struck while working near the pipeline, according to a press release Monday November 19.

Sandberg said on the afternoon of November 10, 2018, at approximately 1:45 p.m., Pumpco, a third party contractor working on behalf of EPIC Energy struck DCP Midstream’s Sand Hills NGL pipeline in Sutton County, Texas.

The 20-inch pipeline, containing liquid gas at 1,000 PSI, is located on a private property on Cusenbary Road in Sutton County.

The contractors were intending to perform work on EPIC Energy’s pipeline, according to the press release. This strike of DCP’s pipeline resulted in a release and a fire.

Additionally, two Pumpco contractors were injured and are expected to recover, according to Sandberg.

“Safety is our top priority, and our thoughts and prayers are with the two contractors and their families,” Sandberg said.

DCP has been working in coordination with Pumpco, EPIC Energy, the Sutton County Sheriff’s Office, and the Texas Railroad Commission as repair and investigation processes are underway.

A bypass has been established and the full capability of the pipeline has been restored, Sandberg said.

This story was originally reported in the November 15 issue of The Devil’s River News and will continue to be updated as more information becomes available.