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Fire at Chevron-owned gas plant

chevron_logo06 September 2013, News Wires – Midstream player Targa Resources Partners reported a fire at a gas processing plant in New Mexico co-owned by California-based supermajor Chevron.

All workers were “accounted for”, Targa said. It did not specify whether there had been any injuries.

The Saunders gas processing facility in Lea County, New Mexico “experienced a fire” on Thursday morning, Targa said.

“Emergency services were notified and arrived promptly on-site,” the company said. “The fire was contained and surrounding roads were secured and monitored by emergency personnel.”

The fire had been extinguished by late morning. Targa said it would begin to assess damage to the facility.

The facility is owned by Versado Gas Processors, a joint venture 63% owned by Targa and 37% owned by Chevron. Targa is the operator.

Saunders is “the smallest gas processing plant in the Versado system”, with around 70 million cubic feet per day churned out. Its total processing capacity is about 280 MMcfpd gross.

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