Trinidad Express / TWO hundred recreation grounds across the country that were in darkness over the past three days will once again be illuminated following the repair to the leaking National Gas Pipeline (NGC) in south Trinidad. When the leak was discovered on Wednesday, several industrial plants were shut down including the Trinidad Generation Unlimited (TGU) facility that supplies the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC) with electricity. In an attempt to save electricity, T&TEC temporarily reduced its supply to some companies and did not light the recreation grounds. T&TEC also advised the public to minimise its use of electricity. Yesterday, after T&TEC was informed that the line was repaired on Friday night, the industrial customers were given the”all clear? to resume operations yesterday morning an official told the Sunday Express. The official said in the evening, the lights at some grounds were turned on and by tomorrow, the lights at all recreation grounds will be working again. Some lights were disconnected remotely and others at the site. Head of the Energy Chamber Dr Thackwray Driver said the chamber was pleased to know repair works on the cross island pipeline that runs from Guayaguayare to Point Fortin were completed. He said:”It is good that they (NGC) got everything fixed. We did not know how long the repair works were going to be but it is certainly better than worst-case scenarios.? Driver had said:”(The leak) has significantly impacted production at Point Lisas (Industrial Estate) which will have a significant impact on our exports and on companies revenue in a short while” However, most plants when shut down, take a while before they can be fully operational again and it may be a few days before the plants can return to normal activities, Driver said.”Sue-Ann Wayow Previous Article”Leaking pipeline operational by tomorrow?
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