‘High-Pressure Release’, Explosion Reported at Texas Gas Facility


LA PORTE, Texas — Around 11:30 am, Linde Gas on Strang Road experienced a ‘high pressure release in one of their units,’ officials said.

Workers immediately shut the unit down, and the system is now depressurized. La Porte Fire and EMS are on scene, and everyone has been accounted for.

There were also reports of an explosion. The City of La Porte wrote on their Facebook page, “La Porte Fire and EMS are responding to a report of an explosion at a facility located on Strang Road. We are in contact with the facility, and will provide more information as soon as possible. The city is not under a shelter in place at this time.”

No injuries were reported.