MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Xcel Energy has lifted its appeal for conservation for most customers after three natural gas pipelines were knocked out by an explosion in Canada.
The Minneapolis-based utility says progress continues Monday on restoring normal natural gas transmission service to parts of its territory in the Upper Midwest.READ MORE: Fatal Crash Closes Highway 7 In Shorewood
Xcel says natural gas is once again flowing to the region in one of two pipelines shut down for inspection Saturday after a third pipeline was ruptured in an explosion south of Winnipeg, Manitoba.READ MORE: Sanneh Foundation Offers Free Basketball Camps To Get Girls Of Color In The Game
Xcel has lifted its request to turn down the thermostat for customers in Minnesota and North Dakota. Xcel senior vice president Kent Larson says a conservation appeal should be lifted for customers in western Wisconsin later Monday.
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