Gas repair will take a day longer then estimated
CREWS behind the reconstruction of the natural gas pipeline for the Wide Bay have pushed back the expected repair date by a day.
The latest update, issued by gas infrastructure company APA yesterday, said permanent repairs were expected to be completed by Thursday rather than late Wednesday next week.
About 550m of the pipeline needs to be replaced after it sustained serious flood damage where it crosses the Burnett River.
Crews spent Thursday morning converting LNG gas into vapour before injecting it into the pipeline network as a temporary solution to keep hospitals and aged care homes supplied until next week.
APA spokesman Josh Hankey said more customers would be reconnected with LNG injected gas as more tankers arrived.
Origin Energy said there would not be compensation for affected businesses.
"The damage ... is a circumstance outside of anyone's control," a spokesman said.