"That could put us on course to gas prices going to 161.9 cents/litre tomorrow and then up another two cents to 163.9", he noted."That would be a record price".
"We've lived there for most of our lives, since the pipelines were built, and we never had any concerns with the pipeline until now".
Two members of the Transportation Safety Board are en route to Prince George now to investigate the ruptured line.
"We had curtailed service or shut off service to a lot of industrial customers, so they come off first", FortisBC spokesperson Doug Stout said.
"Safety is always our top focus and top priority".
National Energy Board chief engineer Iain Colquhoun explained his organization's role is to make sure Enbridge is handling the situation properly, as well as ensuring no other pipelines in the area are at risk.
"I am of course much aware that we're living in an quake prone zone, where disruptions could occur, for not only the reason of accidents, but also for disasters that occur naturally, like earthquakes", he says.
With files from Yvette Brend, Andrew Kurjata and The Early Edition.