Kermit Gas Plant to be Back On-Line by the End of the Week

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

KERMIT - Gas plant crews in Kermit expect to get back to work by the end of the week.

An explosion erupted the Southern Union Gas Plant late Friday night.

The plant sits about 10 miles outside of town.

Company officials say the plant is still not up and running as a team investigates the cause of the explosion and as they figure out the extent of the damage.

Officials say they expect it to be on-line at least partially by the end of the week.

Medics on the scene told NewsWest 9, no one was taken to the hospital, but that a poisonous compound was leaking from the plant.