Canada’s Enbridge To Resume Operations In 30-Inch Gas Line In British Columbia

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Canada’s Enbridge Inc. said on Oct. 10 it had approval to restart operations on a 30-inch natural gas pipeline in northern British Columbia, after a fire in an adjacent line led to disruptions for refineries in the U.S. state of Washington.

The company isolated and depressurized a 36-inch pipeline, which carries gas to the Pacific Northwest, after it ruptured on Oct. 9, causing gas to ignite. An adjacent 30-inch pipeline was also depressurized for safety.

The Canadian regulator, National Energy Board (NEB), approved on the night of Oct. 10 the restart of the 30-inch line after a comprehensive integrity assessment, Enbridge said.

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