Wellhead still Leaking near Tomslake

Police are getting concerned, as are EnCana officials and residents living near the site of yet another explosion in northeastern B-C.

The explosion, the third in less than a month, occurred yesterday at a natural gas well head about 13 kilometres south of Dawson Creek.

All three attacks targeted Calgary-based EnCana pipelines.

Yesterday’s blast triggered a gas leak, but EnCana’s Rhona DelFrari says it’s tiny, and there’s no danger to the public.

She says crews will return in the morning to continue trying to plug the leak.

No one has been injured in any of the explosions.

But David Comer, who lives near the latest blast in Tomslake says there’s a natural gas compressor station next to his home, and if it were to blow, he’d be in big trouble.

Laurie Fletcher also lives in Tomslake and calls the explosions unnerving.

The case is reminiscent of the vandalism that plagued Alberta’s oilpatch in the 1990s, and ended with the conviction of oilpatch opponent Wiebo Ludwig.

Ludwig blamed the energy industry and sour gas emissions for harming his land, livestock and family.

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