Fortis BC customers could lose service after pipeline explosion

11 Octobre, 2018, 07:55 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Fortis BC customers could lose service after pipeline explosion

"The duration of the price impact will depend on the length of time that the pipeline is out of service, but it may be at least one to two weeks", McTeague said.

An evacuation order had been downgraded Wednesday to the handful of homes near the explosion site.

The electricity and gas company FortisBC is asking British Columbians to turn down their thermostats and reduce natural gas use on other appliances following Tuesday's gas line explosion near Prince George.

He said the blast sounded like a huge rumbling train or low-flying jet passing over his roof. Turn off your furnace if you can.

The Enbridge pipeline connects to the Northwest Pipeline system that feeds Puget Sound Energy in Washington state and Northwest Natural Gas in Portland.

A section of the pipeline owned by Texas-based Enbridge Inc. ruptured on Tuesday evening in the Lheidli T'enneh Nation community near Prince George, sending up massive flames that forced the evacuation of about 100 people and led to the shutdown of both oil and gas supply lines in the region.

The Enbridge website describes its almost 2,900 kilometre natural gas pipeline as capable of "transporting approximately 55 per cent of the gas produced in the province", and "the backbone of B.C.'s natural gas industry since 1957".

The explosion happened only about two kilometres from the reserve, forcing residents to quickly flee, he said.

Pamela Anderson, enfermée pour dénoncer une souffrance terrible
Des personnalités enfermées dans une cage pour dénoncer les maltraitances infligées aux animaux d'élevage . "C'est inhumain. On ne peut pas faire confiance aux gouvernements, on ne peut compter que sur nous-mêmes.

Strong earthquakes strike Papua New Guinea and Bali
Some tourists and residents ducked outdoors as a precaution but then went back to sleep when there was no tsunami warning. It earlier warned that waves up to about 30 centimetres were possible within 300 kilometres of the epicentre.

MeToo: Comedian Aditi Mittal accused of forcibly kissing woman
In a post on Twitter, Kaneez shared how Aditi kissed her while she was on the stage, without asking for her permission. In her ordeal, Kaneez has also requested men not to use her account to suit their agendas.

The effect was already being felt on Vancouver Island Wednesday.

"I could feel the heat through the windows", he said.

'We can advise the fire on the pipeline has been extinguished, the line has been isolated and fully depressurized.

"We'll also be working with the regulators of our pipeline to determine what was the cause of this event and it will be a very detailed process, they will look at the pipe itself, analyze the pipe along with any other factors", said Michael Barnes, Enbridge Spokesperson.

In an updated statement issued on Wednesday afternoon, FortisBC said there had so far been a reduction in natural gas use of about 20 per cent provincewide, but that further cuts are needed.

He said Enbridge recognizes the impact the explosion could have on customers, but the company can't speculate when the gas will start flowing again.

The Embridge pipeline ruptured in a rural area near Prince George about 5.45pm on Tuesday, the energy company said, causing natural gas to ignite.

The company will update its customers as soon as it is in a position to offer something new, said Stout.

Conseillé:

  • Princess Eugenie's bad  new title

    Princess Eugenie's bad new title

    They weren't included in Harry and Meghan's wedding so they're sure to be excited about the second royal wedding of the year . Earlier this week, Eugenie posted a photo on Instagram of her and Beatrice as bridesmaids with the caption #tbt sisterly love.
    Netflix's The Witcher TV series casts Yennefer of Vengerberg and Ciri

    Netflix's The Witcher TV series casts Yennefer of Vengerberg and Ciri

    Netflix has revealed the rest of the cast members who will be joining Henry Cavill in their upcoming fantasy series, The Witcher . I think any leak at all was going to attract this type of attention, and with any attention comes backlash to that attention.
    Tropical Storm Michael, Heading North, Could Become Category 2 Hurricane

    Tropical Storm Michael, Heading North, Could Become Category 2 Hurricane

    Hurricane force winds extend 45 miles outside the center, and tropical storm force winds extend outwards 175 miles. Outer bands from the storm are also expected to bring roughly 100 mm of rain to the Florida Keys through Tuesday.
  • Hurricane Michael Pounds Panama City with 150 MPH Winds

    Hurricane Michael Pounds Panama City with 150 MPH Winds

    Michael will keep plowing through the Southeast as a hurricane, with winds topping 73 miles per hour as it crosses into Georgia. That's according to measurements of the storm's central pressure, which is a key indicator of the intensity of a storm.
    Kevin Love Offers Assessment Of Being Teammates With LeBron James

    Kevin Love Offers Assessment Of Being Teammates With LeBron James

    He joked that LeBron James Jr., 14, and Bryce, 11, will "be driving next week, too". LeBron James' sons are apparently older than their years-much older-in some ways.
    Lourd bilan humain — Inondations à Majorque

    Lourd bilan humain — Inondations à Majorque

    Les secouristes sont à l'oeuvre depuis la nuit pour rechercher les disparus. La chambre des députés a observé une minute de silence mercredi matin.
  • La police turque s'apprête à fouiller le consulat saoudien — Journaliste disparu

    La police turque s'apprête à fouiller le consulat saoudien — Journaliste disparu

    Il a toutefois appelé les autorités saoudiennes à "prouver" que Jamal Khashoggi a bien quitté le consulat comme elles l'affirment. Sur les images, le journaliste apparaît, entrant dans le consulat à 13h14 tandis qu'un van noir est visible, garé à proximité.
    Senate returns to 'Obamacare' wars, and Dems lose a vote

    Senate returns to 'Obamacare' wars, and Dems lose a vote

    During the vote, Murkowski withdrew her "no" vote, changing it to "present" instead, effectively pairing it with Republican Sen. That could put the Iowa Republican at odds with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell .
    Melania Trump On Me Too: We Should Support Men, 'Not Just Women'

    Melania Trump On Me Too: We Should Support Men, 'Not Just Women'

    Judge Kavanaugh and Mr Trump have both denied the allegations against them. "They don't have any facts", she had said. Melania Trump says her husband's politics are hurting her attempts to partner with aid organizations.
  • Michael Essien tips Chelsea for English Premier League title

    Michael Essien tips Chelsea for English Premier League title

    I think Manchester City are doing what you would expect them to do and Arsenal are around where you would expect them to be. "Everybody develops at different rates", Barkley, who made his Everton debut aged 17 in 2011, said.
    'Gay cake' Supreme Court ruling reaction

    'Gay cake' Supreme Court ruling reaction

    A business providing a public service has a legal duty to do so without discrimination based on race, gender, faith and sexuality. Daniel began, "Well, I want to start by thanking God".
    Sears hires a bankruptcy expert

    Sears hires a bankruptcy expert

    The retailer warned last month it may go out of business if the deals proposed by Lampert were not approved. Sears and Kmart had 89,000 employees as of February 3 of this year, according to a company filing.


Populaire

Almost 30% of young people in England do not drink, study finds
The results mean 16 to 24-year-olds are the most sober in recent history, consuming considerably less alcohol than their parents. Researchers found young people in England aren't just drinking less alcohol, more are never taking up drinking at all.

Alec Baldwin Can Barely Conceal His Disdain For Stephen Colbert
In April, Baldwin said the Trump administration is full of "pirates, whores and thieves". Baldwin's comments come as his Trump impression on SNL has given his career new life.

Takeaways from the UN's Startling Climate Report
Thanks to a poor winter and long-term drought, New Mexico's largest reservoir, Elephant Butte, is now at 3.2 percent capacity. While the U.S.is on target to meet the previous goal, the United Nations is still stressing that more action is needed.

American Music Awards ratings plunge 29 percent with politically charged show
Pictured at the American Music Awards, Taylor dressed for the occasion, opting for a high neckline but a tiny hem. On top of being the most decorated artist of the evening, Swift performed her new song I Did Something Bad .

Polio-Like Disease AFM Is Affecting Kids Around the Country
Though officials have observed a rise in cases since 2014, the condition's origins remain unclear. Five Western Washington children have been hospitalized with a possible nervous system illness.

Red Sox, Astros announce starting pitchers for ALCS Games 1 and 2
Price's 6.04 ERA as a postseason starter is the third-highest in major league history for anyone with at least 10 starts. Up next for the Red Sox is the ALCS, where they'll face the defending-champion Astros starting Saturday night in Boston.

Peggy McCay, Beloved Days of Our Lives Matriarch, Dead at 90
Along with starring in Days , which she joined in 1983, McCay's other credits include Gunsmoke , Cold Case , L.A. I backed her up as she ferociously took on doctors and nurses to make sure he had the very best care.

Teresa Giudice Devastated Over Husband Joe's Deportation, Unlikely to Move to Italy
Giudice was born in Saronno, Italy, but moved to New Jersey with his family as a child and never obtained US citizenship. Upon hearing the news, Joe expressed shock and immediately attempted to argue his case.

Dow ends brutal session with 3.1% loss, Nasdaq down 4%
Today technology stocks saw their worst overall day since 2011 as investors concerns continue to mount over rising interest rates. Higher rates can slow economic growth, erode corporate profits and make investors less willing to pay high prices for stocks.

American Music Awards - All The Performances: Watch Here!
Please, please educate yourself on the candidates running in your state and vote based on who most closely represents your values. In 2014, the "Shake It Off" and "Look What You Made Me Do" singer received the distinguished Dick Clark Award for Excellence.