WATCH: PG pipeline fixed, but Fortis BC says natural gas flow is only 50%
A thermostat on a wall | Kyle Balzer, My Nechako Valley Now
Enbridge says natural gas will flow at 80% capacity by an unknown date following October’s pipeline explosion north of Prince George.
However, Fortis BC says the flow is only at 50%, which doesn’t match what province consumes in a typical winter.
“We are still operating with a constrained supply of natural gas. We are starting to see usage creep up a little bit, and obviously, weather plays a factor. The best case scenario is a 20% shortfall and it really enforces the need to conserve.”
– Sean Beardow, Fortis BC Spokesperson
Customers are being asked again to turn down thermostats & reduce hot water intake for the short-term future.