Lost gas underground at PEI gas station.


According to the PEI Department of Environment, Energy and Climate Action, a gas station in Charlottetown, PEI.

The owner of the Petro Canada at the corner of Belvedere and University Avenues in Charlottetown notified the department on Wednesday after the loss was discovered following a gasoline delivery on Saturday.

The department says consultants were brought in to help with the cleanup along with an “industry expert” to excavate the site. They say gas was collected in a protective sump and removed.

“The faulty infrastructure has been repaired, the entire underground pipe system has been tested, and all infrastructure and safety measures have been confirmed to be working properly,” a department spokesperson told CTV News.

The owner also reported that a computer system, which tracks volumes at the station, may have malfunctioned and overstated the amount of gas lost. However, the department says this is still unconfirmed and a consultant is being brought in to check the computer system.

The department says it will periodically check the site to see how the cleanup is going and its investigation will continue until the department is “satisfied that all unknowns around the spill have been clarified.”


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