Second stage of Dawn-Parkway System expansion ready for commercial operation
CHATHAM, ON, Nov. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - Union Gas today announced the commercial in-service of a $391 Million CAD expansion of natural gas pipeline and compression facilities that will move an incremental 0.4 PJ/d (.36 Bcf/d) of natural gas supplies through its Dawn-Parkway System, which links markets in eastern Canada and the northeast U.S. with the Dawn Hub. The facilities placed into commercial service on time and on budget, comprise approximately 20 kilometres (12.4 miles) of 48-inch diameter pipeline between Hamilton and Milton, Ontario, and an additional compressor facility at the existing Lobo Compressor Station near London.
These facilities represent the second phase of a planned $1.5 Billion CAD investment in the Union Gas Dawn-Parkway System between 2015 and 2017. When all three phases of the expansion initiative are complete in 2017, Dawn-Parkway System capacity will have increased by 1.3 PJ/d (1.2 Bcf/d) for a total capacity of 8.2 PJ/d (7.6 Bcf/d), making it one of the most robust pipeline systems in North America.
"Our investments, in conjunction with related infrastructure projects by Enbridge Gas Distribution and TransCanada Pipelines east of Parkway, provide eastern Canadian and U.S. markets with increased access to the Dawn Hub and Appalachian supply," said Steve Baker, president of Union Gas.
The Union Gas Dawn Parkway System provides for the movement of natural gas from the Dawn Hub – the largest integrated natural gas storage facility in Canada located near Sarnia – to the Greater Toronto Area, where it interconnects with other pipelines serving eastern Canadian and U.S. markets. All compressor facilities along the Dawn-Parkway corridor have backup Loss of Critical Unit coverage, to ensure the reliability of firm service. With the emergence of abundant, affordable supplies located close to Ontario in areas such as Pennsylvania and Ohio, the demand for natural gas transportation along the Dawn-Parkway System continues to increase.
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About Union Gas
Union Gas Limited is a major Canadian natural gas storage, transmission and distribution company based in Ontario with over 100 years of experience and service to customers. The distribution business serves about 1.4 million residential, commercial and industrial customers in more than 400 communities across northern, southwestern and eastern Ontario. Union Gas' storage and transmission business offers a variety of storage and transportation services to customers at the Dawn Hub, the largest integrated underground storage facility in Canada and one of the largest in North America. The Dawn Hub offers customers an important link in the movement of natural gas from Western Canadian and U.S. supply basins to markets in central Canada and the northeast U.S. Union Gas, one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2016, is a Spectra Energy (NYSE: SE) company with assets of $7.2 billion and approximately 2,300 employees. For more information, visit uniongas.com or find us on Twitter: twitter.com/uniongas, Facebook: facebook.com/uniongas and YouTube: youtube.com/user/uniongas.
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