Avista asks customers to conserve natural gas following Canadian pipeline rupture
Spokane, Wash. October 10, 2018:
A pipeline rupture Tuesday evening in British Columbia, Canada is affecting Avista’s ability to supply natural gas to our customers’ homes and businesses in southern Oregon.
This incident affects customers in western Washington and western Oregon. Utilities throughout the region are working collaboratively to reduce usage on the natural gas system. It’s important to know that our local gas system is safe and was not damaged by the pipeline failure in Canada.
Avista has requested industrial natural gas customers to curtail usage, and is also asking their residential customers to help conserve natural gas. Customers can set their thermostats at a lower setting and limit the use of hot water until further notice.
We are doing all we can to maintain our natural gas system operations, and will provide updates as we learn more from our supplier.
About Avista Utilities
Avista Utilities is involved in the production, transmission and distribution of energy. We provide energy services and electricity to 379,000 customers and natural gas to 342,000 customers in a service territory that covers 30,000 square miles in eastern Washington, northern Idaho and parts of southern and eastern Oregon, with a population of 1.6 million. Avista Utilities is an operating division of Avista Corp. (NYSE: AVA). For more information, please visit www.myavista.com
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