Gas Leaks at Pipeline in Delaware County

The gas leaked from a pipeline located in the area of Glen Riddle and Pennell roads at the border of Middletown Township and Aston

A shelter in place was in effect after gas leaked from a pipeline near an apartment complex in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, Monday night.

Vicki Granado, a spokesperson for Energy Transfer Partners, told NBC10 there was a tubing leak at the company's 8-inch refined products line that runs through Middletown Township, Delaware County.

The leak caused a "small misting of gasoline," according to Granado.

"The pipeline was shut in and the situation was quickly contained," Granado wrote.

Hazmat crews and firefighters responded to the area of Glen Riddle and Pennell roads at the border of Middletown Township and Aston in Delaware County to contain the leak.

A shelter in place was in effect for residents at the nearby Tunbridge Apartments on 274 Glen Riddle Road in Media as well as surrounding homes. It was later lifted.

Several residents in the area reported a strange odor in the air after the leak occurred.

"It's like living in an oil tank," Paul Philiposian told NBC10. "You smell the diesel."

Granado told NBC10 there was no risk to people in the area despite the odor.

"The emergency response units that were on site confirmed that there is no impact to air quality," Granado wrote. "We expect the odor to dissipate as our crews work throughout the night to remediate the area."

Granado also confirmed the leak did not occur at Sunoco's Mariner East pipelines, which run through Delaware and Chester counties.

No injuries were reported.

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