ALERT: Southern Oregon Natural Gas Customers
Updated 10/10/18 @ 1:12pm.
Updated 10/10/18 @ 4:54pm.
We will continue to update this page as we have more information.
Due to a pipeline rupture in British Columbia, Canada, we are asking customers in Southern Oregon to conserve natural gas.
The rupture is affecting Avista’s ability to supply natural gas to our customers’ homes and businesses in southern Oregon.
This incident affects all natural gas 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.
We have requested industrial natural gas customers in southern Oregon to curtail usage, and are also asking residential customers in southern Oregon 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.
More information on the Canadian pipeline incident is available from Enbridge here