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Gastar Marcellus Shale production (Click to enlarge)

Gastar Exploration announced today that a pipeline rupture and fire has halted shale production in Marshall County, West Virginia.

The facility, operated by Williams Partners, has been shut-in since early Saturday morning due to the rupture.

Production from the facility accounts for roughly 65% of Gastar’s average daily production.

The company is hoping to resume normal operations as early as Tuesday night.

The incident took place on a Williams 12-inch gas pipeline a few miles north of Gastar operated properties in Marshall County.

Williams is currently investigating the scope of damage.