Union Gas receives Ontario approval for major gas infrastructure expansion
The facilities comprise 14 km of a 48-inch diameter pipeline southeast of the city of Cambridge along the existing Union Gas Dawn Parkway transmission system and two associated gas compressors.
CHATHAM -- Union Gas announced that the Ontario Energy Board
has approved a significant expansion
of natural gas pipeline
and compression facilities that will give the province's
homes and businesses more access to affordable and reliable
natural gas supplies.
14 km of 48 inch diameter pipeline southeast of the city of
Cambridge along the existing Union Gas Dawn Parkway
transmission system and two associated natural gas
compressors at a new Parkway West site in Milton, all of
which will help move increased natural gas supplies through
the Ontario and eastern Canadian pipeline network. Construction
is contingent on
National Energy Board Approval of related pipeline facilities
and will commence in
the spring of 2014 with an expected completion in the fall of
The Union Gas Dawn Parkway transmission system provides for
the movement of natural gas from the Dawn Market Hub, the
largest integrated natural gas storage facility in Canada to
the Greater Toronto Area, where it interconnects with other
pipelines serving eastern Canadian and United States markets.
With the decline in western Canadian supplies available to
serve eastern Canada and the emergence of abundant,
affordable gas supplies located close to Ontario in areas
such as Pennsylvania and Ohio, the demand for natural gas
transportation along the Dawn Parkway transmission system
continues to increase.
The natural gas compression facilities
at the Parkway West
site will also provide much needed reliability
to deliver increased
natural gas supplies to the more than 5 million residents in
the GTA and eastern Canada and the United Sates.
"Our investments, in conjunction with coordinated
s by Enbridge Gas
Distribution and TransCanada, will give residents, businesses
and industries in Ontario and Quebec reliable access to
affordable and diverse supplies of natural gas," said Steve
Baker, president of Union Gas.