RCMP – Hinton – Damage to Pipeline

On November 17th, Hinton RCMP responded to a report of damage to a natural gas pipeline 60 kilometers north of Hinton.

Investigation shows that the high pressure natural gas pipeline owned by Talisman Energy was intentionally shot with a high powered rifle sometime over the weekend. A large quantity of natural gas was released in to the atmosphere before safety devices on the pipeline prevented a further release of gas.

Anyone with information of any suspicious activity is asked to contact Hinton RCMP at 780-865-2455 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-422-TIPS.