Pacific Northwest gas prices could spike after pipeline explosion

Cole Kelly My PG Now

Hundreds of residents at a Vancouver apartment complex will soon find themselves without heat or hot water after a pipeline explosion in B.C.'s Interior that put two natural gas lines out of commission earlier this week. There are no reports of injuries, he said.

"So far, we're OK-the weather being so nice", Dennis Hougham, another resident, said. He also said people north of the Lheidli T'enneh reserve have been evacuated. "It was dirt. It was in my hair".

An one-kilometre security zone remains up around the explosion site.

Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.AS) had said it was "proactively shutting units down" at its Puget Sound refinery in Washington state due to the incident and Phillips 66 (PSX.N) said it was adjusting operations at its Ferndale refinery, also in Washington state.

The company says emergency crews are at the scene and have cordoned off the area. While the ruptured pipeline carries natural gas, chances are that anti-pipeline activists will waste no time in using the incident in their case against pipeline.

In an earlier news release, Enbridge said it is working with other companies to find alternate supplies of gas to meet demand.

Witness Terry Teegee said the blast shook the area at about 5:30 p.m.

"Because it's a gas, we can compress it under pressure, which is called line pack", he said. "For anybody who lives near a pipeline, you realize that these infrastructure are capable of breaching". Cascade Natural Gas, another company impacted by the stoppage, said Thursday morning that its customers no longer needed to curtail their usage, according to an emailed statement.

The blast knocked out Enbridge's 91-centimetre line, but the company's 76-centimetre pipeline near the damage site is supplying a reduced amount of natural gas, Stout said.

He said 85 per cent of the gas FortisBC feeds to about one million B.C. customers is carried by the twinned Enbridge pipeline that runs from northern B.C.to the United States border south of Vancouver.

Fortis expected to receive updates on the situation as Transportation Safety Board investigators and National Energy Board inspectors arrived to assess the damage and attempt to determine a cause.

Related News:

  • Stars turn out as Princess Eugenie weds

    Stars turn out as Princess Eugenie weds

    George's Chapel - the same venue where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were married earlier this year. Prince Charles' wife, Camilla, missed the wedding because of other commitments.
    Selena Gomez receiving mental health treatment after ’emotional breakdown’

    Selena Gomez receiving mental health treatment after ’emotional breakdown’

    Representatives for the singer/actress/model have yet to confirm, but Gomez has been on a social media hiatus for several weeks. The source added that, in the past, it was hard for Gomez to put her career obligations on hold in order to look after herself.
    First Image of Ruby Rose as Batwoman Reveals a New Caped Crusader

    First Image of Ruby Rose as Batwoman Reveals a New Caped Crusader

    The annual Arrow-verse crossover will begin production Tuesday in Vancouver, B.C., according to Entertainment Tonight. The Arrowverse three-way crossover begins Sunday, Dec. 8 at 8/7c on The CW . "I didn't change.
  • US, China trade war might end soon, Asia expert says

    US, China trade war might end soon, Asia expert says

    China has steadfastly denied that it has manipulated the yuan to cope with the tariffs. Imports of American goods increased 9 percent to $12.6bn, down from 11.1 percent.
    ‘More awareness needed on mental health’

    ‘More awareness needed on mental health’

    That is why we are making education about mental health and resilience a mandatory part of the national curriculum. Youth are also affected: one in five aged 13-18 experience a severe mental disorder.
    Melania Trump Claims Donald Trump Cheating Rumors Are Just Gossip

    Melania Trump Claims Donald Trump Cheating Rumors Are Just Gossip

    Melania Trump was in the country to promote her Be Best initiative, which specifically addresses online bullying. I know", she adds, pointedly. "It's not always correct stuff", she added in the clip released Friday.
  • Washington Cardinal Wuerl apologizes to faithful

    Washington Cardinal Wuerl apologizes to faithful

    Wuerl had submitted his resignation to Francis almost three years ago, when he turned 75, the normal retirement age for bishops. Those factors led to calls for Cardinal Wuerl's resignation and demonstrations outside of his Washington residence.
    How Jurgen Klopp addressed his Liverpool players for the first time

    How Jurgen Klopp addressed his Liverpool players for the first time

    After starting the season with seven straight victories, Liverpool have now failed to win any of their past four matches. However, Guardiola admitted his plan for a slower tempo to stop Liverpool springing onto the counter-attack had worked.

    Paul Pogba reveals he never wanted to be a captain

    As a leader you can talk on the pitch, but I have seen leaders who do not necessarily speak. "The armband has never been a goal". Yes, I think there are things that should not be done from the players' side and from the manager and above.
  • Death toll from Hurricane Michael reaches 6

    Death toll from Hurricane Michael reaches 6

    As of Thursday morning, the storm was centered about 40 miles west-northwest of Columbia, South Carolina, and is headed northeast. A Panhandle man was killed by a tree that toppled on a home, Gadsden County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Anglie Hightower said.
    Astronauts safe after failed rocket launch, emergency bail-out

    Astronauts safe after failed rocket launch, emergency bail-out

    Officials are also investigating the odd hole recently found in a Soyuz spacecraft aboard the International Space Station . He didn't say if he suspected any of the current crew of three Americans, two Russians and a German aboard the station.
    This Is Brett Kavanaugh's First Question as a Supreme Court Justice

    This Is Brett Kavanaugh's First Question as a Supreme Court Justice

    Steve King, R-Iowa, an immigration hard-liner who has often been criticized for statements about whites and minority groups. The bitterly divided Senate voted 50-48 on Saturday to confirm Kavanaugh, with just one Democrat supporting him.


Most liked

Facebook announces Portal, Portal
The only time when the Portal only sends your voice commands to the Facebook servers, when you use the phrase Hey Phrase. Then there's the issue of Facebook introducing a device with a camera that can pivot around a room to follow the user.

Man Utd boss Mourinho actively consider re-signing Ibrahimovic
And according to a report from Mundo Deportivo , there's a very good reason why nothing likely will. I think they've got the right man who can handle that sort of situation".

This Bollywood actor cancelled ‘Housefull 4’ shooting amid Sexual harassment allegations
Then I realised, why should I let go of an opportunity because a man can't keep his d**k in his trousers . The filmmaker has denied the allegations, called them "a fashion to malign anyone".

Creative genius Kanye West's iPhone passcode is 000000
The two men were getting ready for lunch with National Football League great Jim Brown , Ivanka Trump , and Jared Kushner . West said he made the hat in his speech, and photos from the Trump meeting show him wearing the revised hat and grinning.

'Changed Forever': Florida Panhandle devastated by Michael
Emergency officials in SC are reporting no injuries or deaths so far as Tropical Storm Michael moves across the state. Patients were evacuated from damaged hospitals and nursing homes in Panama City, a town with a population of 35,000.

Ferrari chief fumes when asked about Sebastian Vettel and Max Verstappen incident
Briatore acknowledged, however, that Ferrari also "made a lot of strategy mistakes in the last three or four races". Despite the sudden turnaround Vettel says the team is still operating with a positive mindset.

International Monetary Fund cuts global growth forecasts
China was the fastest growing economy in 2017 as it was ahead of India by 0.2 percentage points. It is the first time the fund has cut its forecast in more than two years.

Status Orange weather warning for Galway extended into Friday evening
Arriva said only very limited replacement buses will be available and advised people to check the latest advice before travelling. Either way Storm Callum is coming and has the potential to cause damage ( though mostly in the west of the country).

Devastation in Florida, flooding elsewhere — WHAT'S HAPPENING
The major storm will also make some locations in the Florida Panhandle and close-by areas uninhabitable for weeks or months. The hurricane damaged hospitals and nursing homes in Panama City, and officials worked to evacuate hundreds of patients.

Keep Jimmy Butler away from the Lakers
With Taylor upfront about his desire to make a quick deal for Butler , one meeting attendee said, "The owner's trading him". The team hasn't followed through yet, but may feel the heat to get something done with more practices like this one.

Google to bring Pixel 3 smartphones to Singapore in November
David Ruddock, the managing editor of Android Police, recently tweeted and insisted Google has a Pixel Slate tablet in the works. Google declined to address that further Tuesday, though executives emphasized privacy and security throughout the event in NY .

JU closes due to Hurricane Michael
Forecasters said Michael could be near a very unsafe Category 4 by landfall, with further strengthening expected overnibght. Kieserman told reporters that he wouldn't be surprised more than 20,000 people were in shelters by Thursday or Friday.

PlayStation Online ID name change feature coming soon
To fix any problems that arise, Sony will allow users to change back and forth between their original and new ID at any time. You can also display your old ID alongside your new one in order to make sure that your friends know who you still are.

Ronaldinho endorses far-right Brazilian presidential candidate
The last indigenous person elected was Mario Juruna, who won a seat in 1982 from Rio de Janeiro to much fanfare. Bolsonaro's rightist critique of Brazilian society is far more scathing.

Jay Ajayi is out for the season with a torn ACL
Jay Ajayi's lasting memory from the 2018 season will be fumbling inside the five-yard line in a 23-21 loss to the Vikings. The former Boise State star is out for the season with a torn ACL , according to ESPN's Adam Schefter .