Union Gas Panhandle Natural Gas Transmission Pipeline Now In Service

$264M project will increase natural gas capacity to customers in Southwestern Ontario

Chatham, ON, November 13, 2017 - Union Gas announced today the in-service of its $264M expansion of the Panhandle Natural Gas Transmission Pipeline. This system will provide increased natural gas capacity to Windsor-Essex, Chatham-Kent and surrounding areas including the growing greenhouse market in the Leamington and Kingsville area.

"The Panhandle Transmission Pipeline will provide increased natural gas capacity to meet our customers' needs and support broader economic development in an area that continues to experience tremendous growth," said Sean Collier, district manager, Windsor Chatham for Union Gas. "Additionally, now that the expansion is officially in service, we would like to thank local municipalities and communities for their support during the construction process."

The 2017 Panhandle Reinforcement Project will move an incremental 106,000 GJ/d of natural gas supplies through 41 kilometres of pipeline between Union Gas Dawn Hub in the township of Dawn-Euphemia, Ontario and the Union Gas Dover Transmission Station in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent, Ontario. This project was placed into service on time and on budget.

Overall, Union Gas' Panhandle Natural Gas Transmission Pipeline System supplies natural gas to nearly 190,000 customers and stretches 119km in length from the Union Gas Dawn Hub and interconnects with other upstream pipeline systems in the United States at Windsor, Ontario. 

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 1.5 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 $8.2 billion and approximately 2,300 employees. For more information, visit uniongas.com.

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