Enbridge (NYSE:ENB) says it received approval last night from Canada's National Energy Board to restart operations on a 30-inch natural gas pipeline in northern British Columbia, after a fire in an adjacent line caused disruptions for refineries in the northwest U.S.
ENB isolated and depressurized a 36-inch pipeline, which carries gas to the Pacific Northwest, after it ruptured and caused a huge fire; an adjacent 30-inch pipeline also was depressurized as a precaution.
Fortis (NYSE:FTS) declared force majeure late yesterday on several of its rate schedules which informed shippers their delivery of gas was being curtailed; the B.C. utility estimates 70% of its ~1M customers could lose gas supply due to the incident.
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