The Oak Ridge Utility District is asking natural gas customers to reduce their gas use after a pipeline ruptured in Smith County, Tennessee, on Saturday.
The rupture in the natural gas transmission line cut off all supply from the pipeline to many utilities in East Tennessee, ORUD said.
“We have been advised by Enbridge, the company that owns and operates the pipeline, that repairs to the impacted section could last into early- or mid-January,” ORUD said.
“We are working each and every day to ensure we have enough gas to serve our customers through various other sources and ask that our customers consider reducing gas usage as much as possible as we work through this incident,” ORUD said. [Read more…]