Union Gas Supports Government of Ontario Announcement of $100M Natural Gas Program

Provincial Contribution Will Help Natural Gas Expansion to Rural, Northern and Indigenous Communities

CHATHAM, ON, JAN. 30, 2017 - Union Gas supports the Government of Ontario's announcement today of a new $100 million Natural Gas Grant program to improve energy affordability and promote economic development in unserved and underserved regions, including those in northern and rural Ontario, and Indigenous communities.

"Union Gas has been working cooperatively with the Ontario government over the past few years to bring natural gas to northern, rural and Indigenous communities," said Steve Baker, president, Union Gas. "Today's announcement of a $100M natural gas grant program will help us move forward on our commitment to bring affordable and clean energy to more communities and families."

Natural gas is the most efficient and affordable source of energy for homes, businesses and industry and costs significantly less than electricity, propane or oil. The enhanced grant program is meant to provide more affordable energy choices for homes and businesses attract new investments to Ontario and benefit agricultural producers. To learn more go to Ontario.ca/BuildON.

About Union Gas
Union Gas Limited, a Spectra Energy (NYSE: SE) company, 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 Ontario. Union Gas is one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2017, and has assets of $7.2 billion and approximately 2,300 employees. For more information, visit uniongas.com.

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Union Gas Limited
Andrea Stass
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astass@uniongas.com