July 01, 2008 02:33 ET

ATCO Gas Reports Unplanned Natural Gas Outage for 22 Sifton Boulevard Customers in Calgary

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - June 30, 2008) - Natural gas service to 22 Calgary customers on Sifton Boulevard immediately west of Elbow Drive was disrupted this evening when a leak was reported on a 219 mm intermediate pressure distribution pipeline crossing the river.

The leak in the line was reported at 6:39 p.m. this evening. ATCO Gas shut in the line to isolate the leak at the Elbow River at Elbow Drive. ATCO Gas will assess and repair the line to restore service as quickly and as safely as possible.

This natural gas disruption affects 22 customers, who will be notified by ATCO Gas. ATCO Gas will provide temporary natural gas service to these customers as required.

Natural gas is non-polluting and releases naturally into the atmosphere.

ATCO Group is an Alberta-based worldwide organization of companies with assets of approximately $8.2 billion and more than 7,800 people actively engaged in Power Generation, Utilities (natural gas and electricity transmission and distribution) and Global Enterprises (industrial manufacturing, technology, logistics and energy services). Further information on ATCO can be found at

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Contact Information

  • ATCO Gas
    Daryl Kong
    Vice President, Calgary Operations
    (403) 245-7030