Ruptured South Australian pipeline leaves 9000 homes and business without gas for a week

Repairs to a ruptured South Australian gas pipeline in its mid-north are nearly complete, however rain could delay the testing as well as the resumption of gas supplies to Whyalla and Port Pirie.

Although welding the new pipe was expected to be finished this Thursday, it needs at least 24 hours to cure before any gas can start flowing.

With up to 40mm of rain forecasted for the region on both Thursday and Friday, testing the new line may be hampered causing further delays.

After Sunday’s pipeline rupture, more than 5000 households and businesses in Port Pirie as well as 4000 in Whyalla have been without gas for most of this week.

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