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The RCMP has responded to a report of a gas leak, which occurred in the early morning hours of July 1st, 2009, along a portion of an EnCana natural gas pipeline near Pouce Coupe, Dawson Creek B.C. EnCana and the RCMP have secured and contained the area to ensure public safety.

EnCana reported the incident to the RCMP this am, after EnCana employees noted that gas line metering and detection devices indicated a drop in pipeline pressure in the early morning hours of July 1st. EnCana staff then attended the location and noted a gas leak at a wellhead on the site. EnCana and the RCMP immediately secured and contained the area in order to ensure public safety.

The RCMP Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (INSET) have assembled and are en route. The investigators will liaise with EnCana, with further information being made available to the public once the scene is examined by the RCMP and determination is made wether or not the leak is associated to a criminally motivated act.