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Plains All American Pipeline Comments on Fire at Basile Gas Processing Plant


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HOUSTON--February 26, 2012: Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. subsidiary Plains Gas Solutions experienced a fire this afternoon at its Basile gas processing facility located near Eunice, La. One employee was injured and is in stable condition at an area hospital. The cause, extent of the damage, and time required to repair the facility are unknown at this time.

Plains would like to thank all area first responders for their support during the incident.

The Basile Plant is a 150 MMCF/D (Million Cubic Feet per Day) cryogenic processing facility. Neither the operation of the Basile Plant nor the fire have any impact on the operations at PAA Natural Gas Storage's Pine Prairie facility, located nearby. Additionally, there is no impact to area gas producers, third party gas processing facilities or natural gas pipelines.

Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. is a publicly traded master limited partnership engaged in the transportation, storage, terminalling and marketing of crude oil, refined products and liquefied petroleum gas and other natural gas related petroleum products. Through its general partner interest and majority equity ownership position in PAA Natural Gas Storage , L.P., PAA develops and operates natural gas storage facilities. PAA is headquartered in Houston, Texas.