January 9, 2020 8:00 AM
The Permian Express Pipeline will be undergoing inspection and testing in Garland County, January 15-17, 2020 according to information from company representatives. The pipeline runs northeast to southwest across the county. An internal inspection and testing device, commonly known as a pig, will be traveling through the pipeline and company personnel and contractors will be following along the route. Landowners along the pipeline have been notified by letter from the company. The pipeline is filled with inert gas. The pipeline--formerly known as the Pegasus Pipeline-- has been out of service in this region since 2013 after an oil spill in Mayflower, Arkansas.
The Garland County Department of Emergency Management has been notified as a precaution. Garland County Judge Darrly Mahoney is issuing public notice in light of a rupture along an unrelated gas pipeline in north Garland County in May 2019. Mahoney notes that the Permian Pipeline is filled with inert gas and the company has indicated that there is no danger to the public. "We don't want the public to get concerned when they see people in the area and potentially call 911, the Sheriff's Office or the Department of Emergency Management," Mahoney said. "We are aware of this routine testing."
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