Company: Gas pipeline that exploded is functioning properly

MEXICO, Mo. (AP) _ The owners of a natural gas pipeline that exploded in central Missouri in March say the line is now functioning properly.

Energy Transfer, which owns the Panhandle Eastern Natural Gas Pipeline, says it successfully tested a 15-mile section of the pipeline that exploded in Audrain County north of Mexico.

The Mexico Ledger reported that the company tried several tests before the first success on Monday.

The explosion extensively damaged a section of Highway 15, which was closed for several days. No one was injured.

Energy Transfer has not yet set a date for the pipeline to reopen.

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