Union Gas Seeks Customer Interest for Potential Pipeline in Chatham-Kent (Expression of Interest)

FactslineChatham-Kent Rural Pipeline Expansion Project: Union Gas would like to hear from large agricultural and other businesses in the Chatham-Kent area interested in new or additional natural gas distribution capacity beginning as early as Fall 2018 or 2019. 

To serve a growing demand for natural gas in the Chatham-Kent area, Union Gas is pleased to announce this Expression of Interest to expand the existing natural gas system in Chatham-Kent. The potential expansion facilities include a new 20-kilometre 8-inch diameter pipeline from the “Panhandle System”, in the Tupperville area along Base Line to east of Dresden to Kent Bridge Road and south along Kent Bridge Road to Kent Bridge, as well as a 500-metre 12-inch diameter pipe near Dover Centre (see map below). 

This Chatham-Kent Rural Pipeline Expansion Project (the “Project”) could provide up to 75,000 m3/hour of additional capacity to serve new and existing business customers in this rural, under-serviced area, depending upon location.

The development of this Project is contingent on sufficient market support, approval of the Project by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) and provincial funding support. If sufficient demand exists, Union Gas will be applying for funding from the Ontario government’s Natural Gas Grant Program, with the goal of making the Project economically viable for customers in the area.

Union Gas will consider the size and location of all requests for incremental (new) capacity in designing the optimal facilities. The final design may differ from the initial proposal. If insufficient customer interest or required provincial funding is not forthcoming, the Project would not likely proceed as proposed.

Capacity would be available for the following services, depending on market support:

  1. New firm distribution service
  2. Conversion of existing interruptible distribution service to firm service
  3. New interruptible distribution service

The purpose of this non-binding Expression of Interest process is to gauge potential customer interest in the area and consolidate it in order to optimize the facilities design. More information and Expression of Interest bid forms can be found on www.uniongas.com/ckruralexpansion. Forms are due back to Union Gas by May 23, 2017.

If you have any questions about the Chatham-Kent Rural Pipeline Expansion Project, please contact your account manager or one of the following:

Paul Rikley, Account Manager

Greenhouse Markets

(519) 436-4676


Andy Duquette, Account Manager

Greenhouse Markets

(519) 436-5298



John Squazzin, Account Manager

Greenhouse Markets

(519) 436-5478



Matt Ciupka,

Industrial Account Manager

(519) 436-4597



Map of Potential Facilities

Note:  Customer economics improve with proximity to the potential facilities. For a more detailed map of the existing and potential natural gas pipeline facilities near your property or potential business location, please contact your Union Gas account manager.

Location Map

If you have any questions about this edition of Factsline, please contact Patrick Boyer.

Patrick Boyer (519) 436-5470   Cell (519) 436-4915   Email: pboyer@uniongas.com