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Pacific Northwest gas prices could spike after pipeline explosion

The spike could last one to two weeks, but it depends on how long the pipeline is out of service.

Posted: Oct. 10, 2018 7:35 PM

PRINCE GEORGE, British Columbia – Gas prices across the Pacific Northwest are expected to spike after a massive pipeline explosion in Canada.

The fiery blast happened Tuesday in Prince George, British Columbia, shutting down the Enbridge natural gas pipeline about 600 miles northeast of Vancouver.

The explosion has knocked out oil refineries in Washington state that rely on natural gas to power the facilities.

According to GasBuddy, drivers all across the region may be paying more at the pump, including in Oregon.

The spike could last one to two weeks, but it depends on how long the pipeline is out of service.

Drivers are urged to buy only the fuel they need to limit the scope of the price increases.

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