Statement regarding gathering pipeline incident in Northeast British Columbia

    CALGARY, Feb. 20 /CNW/ - At approximately 8:00 Mountain time, while
conducting routine maintenance, Spectra Energy experienced a release of gas on
our 18" Alaska Highway gathering pipeline, at mile 111, (near Fort St. John,
BC), about 400 metres from the Alaska Highway.
    The incident, which did not result in a fire or explosion, occurred while
routine work on the pipeline was being conducted. The two employees on site
were transported to hospital as a precautionary measure for medical
assessment, and one has since been released with the other held for
    The pipeline and site have been secured and an investigation is being

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