The national security team of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Thursday was investigating another possible attack on an EnCana Corp. natural gas pipeline in northern British Columbia.

EnCana reported a gas leak on Wednesday along a section of pipeline near Dawson Creek, BC. RCMP was investigating the leak, but officials said the probe was being hampered by the leak’s severity.

“The amount of gas that is leaking out is posing an issue in itself,” RCMP’s Dan Moskaluk told reporters. “We’re working on securing and stabilizing the site to get the full team of investigators to the scene.”

No one appeared to be injured because of the leak, an EnCana spokeswoman told NGI. However, she said the leak apparently was the result of an explosion. Since last October there reportedly have been four bombings of EnCana’s pipelines (see Daily GPI, Jan. 14; Jan. 6; Oct. 17, 2008).

The bombings have not deterred construction in the region, including the 94-mile Redwillow sour gas pipeline, which when completed would carry about 80 MMcf/d (see Daily GPI, March 30).

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