A representative from Spectra Energy says the company took every precaution necessary following a gas leak on the Alaska Highway.
Team Leader of Spectra’s Land and Community Relations Rodney Locke says the company’s Vice President of Operations suspended every pigging site until each one was inspected and cleared.
He says Spectra conducts over three thousand pigging operations a year in BC alone.
The investigations are still continuing after the February 20th incident. The Alaska Highway was closed for roughly two hours, and two workers were taken to hospital.
The workers were released shortly after with no injuries. Locke says the company is still working with National Energy Board and the Transportation Safety Board to find out what happened.
Locke says the piece of pipeline was transported to a special laboratory for testing.