PNG is asking residents of Prince Rupert and Port Edward to reduce use of natural gas as they inspect a pressure drop. (File photo)

UPDATE: Natural gas pipeline repaired, outage averted

A break in a pipeline between Prince Rupert and Terrace had customers reduce gas use for four days

North Coast residents can now enjoy hot water and heating without concern, Pacific Northern Gas (PNG) has repaired its pipeline.

There had been a line break in the pipeline system between Prince Rupert and Terrace last Wednesday, Feb. 7, and PNG asked residents to minimize their use of natural gas for four days.

“PNG would like to thank all of its customers in Prince Rupert and Port Edward for their patience and support with reducing their natural gas usage over the last four days,” the company stated on its website.

At approximately 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 7, PNG’s natural gas pipeline between Prince Rupert and Terrace began experiencing a pressure drop. There were no gas service interruptions, but PNG requested people to reduce their use of natural gas until they had the opportunity to complete any necessary repairs.

“PNG is doing everything possible right now to avert an outage,” Adrianne Lovric, manager of communications for AltaGas said, adding the winter storm that caused the Highway 16 closure complicates their efforts.

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