When a sour gas line explodes near a village and a saboteur isn't to blame, does anyone pay attention?
That's what dozens of Pouce Coupe residents in northeastern B.C. are wondering after regulators slammed EnCana, North America's largest natural gas company, for releasing 30,000 cubic meters of toxic sour gas into their community.
B.C.'s Oil and Gas Commission lambasted multiple failures with EnCana's safety protocols in a report released on Feb. 4.
"This is a very serious event," said commission spokesman Steve Simon. "This shouldn't have happened."