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Carrying on: Opal returns to peace and quiet after natural gas plant explosion

The tiny town of Opal was quiet last Friday evening. A charred and blackened tower hidden by the hills north and west of the southwestern Wyoming town was the only reminder of the explosion and fire that led to a 20-hour evacuation of Opal’s entire population April 23.

May 06, 2014 8:00 amLoading…
Wyoming gas plant partially operating after fire

Wyoming gas plant partially operating after fire

OPAL, Wyo. — A Wyoming natural gas processing plant is operating at about 40 percent of its typical seasonal level just over a week after an explosion and fire.

May 01, 2014 9:08 amLoading…
Fire out at Wyoming gas plant

Fire out at Wyoming gas plant

OPAL, Wyo. — A fire at a western Wyoming natural gas processing plant has finally burned out after five days.

April 30, 2014 11:04 amLoading…
Small fire burns at Wyoming gas plant after blast

Small fire burns at Wyoming gas plant after blast

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A small fire burned at a western Wyoming natural gas processing plant Monday, five days after an explosion forced the evacuation of a nearby town and shut down the facility.

April 28, 2014 4:06 pmLoading…
Fire still burns at damaged Wyoming gas plant

Fire still burns at damaged Wyoming gas plant

OPAL, Wyo. — A fire continued to burn two days after an explosion at a gas processing plant near the western Wyoming town of Opal.

April 25, 2014 11:21 amLoading…
Residents of Wyoming town allowed to return home after explosion

Residents of Wyoming town allowed to return home after explosion

OPAL, Wyo. — Residents were allowed to return home Thursday, nearly 22 hours after an explosion at a natural-gas processing plant forced the evacuation of their small southwestern Wyoming town.

April 24, 2014 12:10 pmLoading…
Opal natural gas plant fire forces town evacuation

Opal natural gas plant fire forces town evacuation

CASPER, Wyo. — An explosion at a southwestern Wyoming natural gas processing plant Wednesday afternoon forced the evacuation of a nearby town, a precautionary step for fear the fire could have escalated, an emergency official said.^p

April 23, 2014 6:25 pmLoading…

Small Wyoming town evacuated after gas explosion

OPAL, Wyo. — A small town in southwest Wyoming has been evacuated after an explosion and fire at a natural gas pipeline hub.

April 23, 2014 4:33 pmLoading…

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