Atmos Energy failed to meet minimum safety regulations in connection with a home explosion in Mesquite, according to a state investigation.
The Texas Railroad Commission investigation found that Atmos should phase out the type of steel natural gas lines used in the area. The company has decided to replace each of the 680 lines in the area of Town East Estates subdivision.
According to the commission’s report, Atmos workers later found 56 more leaks in the service area.
Investigators also cited Atmos for failing to enact emergency procedures properly, for inadequate leak reporting methods and for failing to ensure that pipeline personnel were properly qualified.