For Release: 01/26/2014
Rosemount MN – One of the three natural gas pipelines affected by the incident in Canada is expected to return to normal operation sometime on Monday. With the extreme cold weather heading our way and the time needed to bring the line to normal operation, we are asking our customers to continue to conserve.
"By everyone pitching in, customers, utilities, pipelines, local government and the media, we were able to maintain system stability during a very difficult time” said Barb Nick, President of Minnesota Energy Resources. "A combination of factors including extreme cold weather and the loss of natural gas supply really tested the pipeline system and customers' patience. We know this hasn't been easy for our customers and we thank them for their cooperation and continued conservation."
We are monitoring the situation and working with our natural gas pipeline providers and will let customer's know when they can resume normal natural gas use.
Minnesota Energy Resources is continuing to receive natural gas supply from the Great Lakes Pipeline ST. Vincent, MN, ANR Pipeline Marshfield, WI and Northern Natural Gas Chisago, MN
Safe and reliable gas service is the primary concern during this event. Information on safety and cold weather tips is available on the company's website.
If customers smell gas or suspect a gas leak, they should move to a safe location and contact the Minnesota Energy customer service center at 800-889-4970.
Minnesota Energy Resources will continue to work closely with local, state and federal partners to ensure safe and reliable delivery of natural gas to its customers.