October 11, 2018 / 5:41 AM / 4 days ago

Enbridge gets regulatory nod to restart natgas line in British Columbia

(Reuters) - Enbridge Inc (ENB.TO), Canada’s largest pipeline operator, has received regulatory approval to restart a natural gas line following a pipeline rupture incident near Prince George in British Columbia on Tuesday.

Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB) approved on Wednesday night the restart of a 30-inch line, located in the same right of way as the impacted 36-inch line, following a comprehensive integrity assessment, Enbridge said in a statement.

The company has begun a multi-hour process to return the line to service and plans to gradually bring the pressure up to about 80 percent of normal operating capacity.

Once this process is safely completed, some much-needed capacity will be restored, Enbridge said.

Reporting by Vijaykumar Vedala and Sumita Layek in Bengaluru; Editing by Amrutha Gayathri

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