A secondary gas line is back on; FortisBC still asks for cut on gas use

Ahmadullah Rahmat / October 11, 2018



A secondary gas line is back on; FortisBC still asks for cut on gas use
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1 of 2 gas pipelines is restored

The smaller pipeline was shut down as a precaution after the explosion at the Enbridge’s main gas transition pipeline near Prince George on Tuesday.

As of early today, gas is now flowing in Enbridge’s 30-inch natural gas line. FortisBC said it will restore gas service to 128 customers in Salmon Vallery B.C. today.

The company, however, is asking all natural gas users to continue to avoid non-essential use of gas until the pipeline supply issue is resolved. 

“If possible, please keep your thermostat turned down and limit other use of natural gas as much as possible. This can be as simple as using less hot water or not turning on your fireplace.” – Scott Neufeld Corporate Communications Advisor 

In reaction to cutting on the natural gas use, the B.C. Institute of Technology has turned off the heat on the north side of its Burnaby Campus until further notice.  

Enbridge, the company that supplies gas to FortisBC through its transition lines, doesn’t say when the main line will be restored. The company, however, said in its press release that they have teams on the ground and continues to respond following the incident.