CHATHAM, ONT. — Union Gas has announced the commissioning of its $622.5-million natural gas pipeline expansion and compression facilities in southwestern Ontario.
The facilities were placed into service on time and on budget, a media statement released Nov. 1 indicated, and include additional compressors and related station facilities at the Dawn, Lobo and Bright Compressor Stations.
Together, they will move an incremental 0.45 petajoules per day of natural gas supplies through the Dawn-Parkway System, which links markets in eastern Canada and the northeast U.S. with the Dawn Hub.
These facilities represent the third phase of a $1.5-billion investment in the Union Gas Dawn-Parkway System between 2015 and 2017, noted the statement.
"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," said Steve Baker, president of Union Gas, in a statement.
"Our investments, in conjunction with related infrastructure projects by Enbridge Gas Distribution and TransCanada Pipelines east of Parkway, provide eastern Canadian and U.S. northeast markets with increased access to the Dawn Hub and Appalachian supplies."
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.