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    Natural gas pipeline rupture in Canada affects U.S. energy markets

    select energy infrastructure in Canada and the Pacific Northwest
    Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration Energy Mapping System and IHS Markit
    Note: Canadian pipeline map layer is copyright IHS Markit 2018 (all rights reserved).

    The October 9, 2018 rupture of Enbridge’s BC natural gas pipeline near Prince George, British Columbia, continues to affect natural gas supply, electricity generation, and petroleum refining in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. The BC Pipeline links natural gas production in northeastern British Columbia with distribution markets in Canada as well as Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Imports of natural gas through the pipeline, which in the first half of the year averaged 1.1 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) at the Sumas hub import point, fell to zero for a day after the rupture.

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