UPDATE 3-Louisiana feeder of Stingray gas line in force majeure

* Enbridge says 34-MMcfd Triton Gathering pipeline hit

* Feeder of 650 MMcfd Stingray line from Gulf of Mexico

(Enbridge clarifies force majeure, only lateral affected)

HOUSTON, March 31 (Reuters) – Enbridge Inc (ENB.TO: Quote, Profile, Research)
declared force majeure on a part of its Stingray pipeline
Thursday after a dredge ruptured a natural gas gathering line
near Cameron, Louisiana.

“Stingray Pipeline has been informed by Triton Gathering
LLC of a pipeline incident on Triton’s 12-inch lateral
downstream of West Cameron 62,” Enbridge said.

A dredge operator working near Cameron in the Calcasieu
Ship Channel, which serves Lake Charles, reported hitting the
line late Wednesday, the Coast Guard said.

There was no fire and no injuries, though some natural gas
and some condensate were released before the leaking line was
isolated, the company said.

A flyover early Thursday found no evidence of pollution,
the Coast Guard said.

The leaking line was isolated and the West Cameron 62
platform that feeds it was shut down pending repairs, Enbridge
said.

Only the flows from West Cameron 62, about 34 million cubic
feet per day, are in force majeure, Enbridge said in a force
majeure clarification issued Thursday afternoon.

“The remainder of Stingray pipeline continues to operate
under normal conditions,” the update said.

The 325-mile (523-km) Stingray pipeline has a capacity of
650 million cubic feet per day.

The system extends from several blocks offshore in the Gulf
of Mexico to connections onshore in southern Louisiana,
including three interstate and one intrastate pipeline.

(Reporting by Bruce Nichols and Eileen Moustakis; Editing
by Lisa Shumaker)

UPDATE 3-Louisiana feeder of Stingray gas line in force majeure