B.C. residents asked to limit use of natural gas after pipeline explosion

British Columbians are being asked to curb their use of natural gas in the wake of Tuesday’s massive pipeline explosion northeast of Prince George.  

FortisBC says the Enbridge pipeline feeds its system province-wide and that it expects to see a decrease in the flow of gas and perhaps even a complete loss of service from the pipeline.  

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It's asking all natural gas customers across the province to turn off their thermostats if possible, and reduce their use of all other natural gas appliances, including water tanks and gas fireplaces.

Michelle Mungall, Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, said the National Energy Board is investigating the fire. She added her ministry is working with the BC Oil and Gas Commission and the NEB to determine what happened and hopes to find answers soon.

"Thankfully, no injuries occurred and the situation is now under control,” she said in a statement.

Visit FortisBC's website for more details. at www.fortisbc.com

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