Energy companies sponsored a live rupture demonstration of a simulated gas line Thursday, Oct. 12, at Abundant Life Church in Denham Springs. The demonstration, put on by Louisiana One Call, showcased the safe way to excavate for any type of construction, as well as what could happen if proper safety channels are not followed.

Several energy companies, including Atmos Energy, Shell Pipeline Company LP, Entergy Gas Business, Louisiana One Call, Enertech and others, helped present the demonstration.

First responders, and city and parish personnel from Ascension, West Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge, West Feliciana, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston and St. James parishes were scheduled to participate. 

The demonstration showed what happens with a gas delivery line is struck by digging equipment and what needs to be done in the aftermath.