The blast Tuesday shut down the Enbridge natural gas pipeline about 15 kilometres northeast of Prince George.
"Enbridge emergency crews did respond and they have isolated and are finishing the pressurizing of the two natural gas lines in the vicinity to contain this incident and an area was cordoned off".
The rupture occurred on a natural gas transmission pipeline owned and operated by Enbridge about 13.5 kilometres from Prince George on Tuesday evening, Enbridge spokesman Michael Barnes said in an emailed statement.
About 750,000 natural gas customers in the northwest US are also impacted by the explosion.
Puget Sound Energy had already issued a notice on social media urging its 750,000 natural gas customers to lower their thermostats and limit hot water use at least through Wednesday, a warning Stout seconded. "Until this is complete, we ask our customers to please continue avoiding non-essential use of gas until the situation is completely resolved".
He said those refineries use natural gas to power facilities that produce gasoline, diesel and jet fuel, leading to the cost increase.
Enbridge said it received NEB approval late Wednesday to restart its 76-centimetre line, which was shut down as a precaution because it is in the same path as the pipeline that exploded and burned. Teegee said he saw a 60-metre fireball in the near distance and the impact showered him with dirt.
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"When a major artery like this is cut, we have some options to serve customers - we have flexibility to take gas from several points into our system", said Dennis Swanson, FortisBC's vice-president of energy supply and resource development.
A larger, 36-inch line that ruptured Tuesday remains out of service with no timeframe for fix, which is limiting the supply of natural gas in the north, southwestern B.C., and Vancouver Island.
Some gas is still being brought in from Alberta across the southern Interior.
'Thank you for all your concern, we are all okay, we are staying at a hotel tonight, the community is evacuated, everyone is accounted for and okay too.
Yes. Stout said Fortis' industrial customers in B.C. are now under restrictions.
FortisBC is receiving a reduced gas flow - approximately 40 per cent of its normal capacity - while Enbridge makes repairs to its system.