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The original item was published from 11/15/2013 4:05:44 PM to 11/16/2013 12:05:04 AM.

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Posted on: November 15, 2013

[ARCHIVED] From the County Judge: UPDATE - Chevron Statement

The fire at the West Texas LPG pipeline continues to decrease in size as residual product is flared and burned-off. Work is also underway to remove product from and depressurize the nearby 14-inch LPG pipeline. Later today, crews will ignite flares that will serve to reduce the amount of product in the 14-inch pipeline. These flares may be visible to residents but will not pose a risk.

Chevron would like to again express our sincere regret to those impacted by this incident. Our priority continues to be the safety and well-being of the community, our employees, and responders. As a precaution, the 1.5 mile evacuation zone continues to be in place, however since air quality permits it, residents are being allowed brief visits home to retrieve medications and pets under escort by local officials.

Since residents will not be able to return to their homes permanently tonight, overnight accommodations are being provided for residents in local hotels. Local law enforcement continues to monitor and patrol homes in the exclusion zone.
Chevron’s priority now is to safely complete the pipeline work to allow evacuated people to return to their homes. A toll-free claims hotline continues to be available for affected residents:
(855) 276-1272.

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