TransCanada gas pipeline blows up in Canada

|About: TransCanada Corporation (TRP)|By:, SA News Editor

A TransCanada (TRP) natural-gas pipeline has exploded and caught fire in a rural area in the province of Manitoba in western Canadian.

TransCanada has closed the pipe down, leaving around 4,000 customers without gas.

While there were no injuries, the incident comes at a sensitive time, with the U.S. still deciding whether to approve TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline and the company looking to build other similar infrastructure for oil and gas.

The safety of transporting energy has come under increasing scrutiny lately, particularly following a series of rail and pipeline accidents.