RRC Statement on Gas Service to Seguin and McQueeney

March 09, 2022

The RRC was notified Tuesday afternoon of an accident resulting in damage to an Enterprise pipeline which caused the pipeline to be shut-in. The RRC soon dispatched an inspector to the area, and we are investigating the incident. As a result of the pipeline damage gas to Seguin and McQueeney was cut off.

Enterprise re-pressurized the pipeline Tuesday allowing gas to flow again. However, CenterPoint Energy, the gas utility to Seguin and McQueeney, needs to restore gas service customer by customer. CenterPoint has brought in technicians from around Texas and out-of-state to help get service restored. Other utilities are also assisting CenterPoint to get customers back online as soon as possible. More than 200 technicians were working in the area throughout the night to restore services.

The RRC will also help city, county and other local officials with any assistance they may need and is in contact with the operators in order to get gas service restored quickly.

About the Railroad Commission:
Our mission is to serve Texas by our stewardship of natural resources and the environment, our concern for personal and community safety, and our support of enhanced development and economic vitality for the benefit of Texans. The Commission has a long and proud history of service to both Texas and to the nation, including almost 100 years regulating the oil and gas industry. The Commission also has jurisdiction over alternative fuels safety, natural gas utilities, surface mining and intrastate pipelines. Established in 1891, the Railroad Commission of Texas is the oldest regulatory agency in the state. To learn more, please visit http://www.rrc.texas.gov/about-us/.