Union Gas Begins Construction in Perth East

Project will bring affordable, reliable natural gas service to local communities

CHATHAM, ON, Sept. 7 2017 - Representatives from Union Gas and the Township of Perth East gathered today to celebrate the beginning of construction of a $5M pipeline project that will soon deliver affordable energy to local residents and businesses in Milverton, Rostock and Wartburg.

"Union Gas is looking forward to delivering affordable energy to residents in Milverton, Wartburg and Rostock in 2017-2018," said Steve Jelich, Union Gas district manager. "Extending service to customers in Perth East would not have been possible without the support of members of the community and Council."

Residents and businesses looking to make the switch to natural gas can learn more at savewithgas.com, watch for a package in the mail, and/or visit the Union Gas information booth at Perth East Recreation Centre, 40 Temperance St., Milverton on the dates listed on the website. Applications will be gathered and processed through the fall and installation of gas service at homes and businesses will begin in late fall.

There are plenty of reasons to make the switch to natural gas. Residents who heat their home and water with natural gas can save up to $1,500 on average every year, compared to using electricity, oil or propane. And with massive supplies in North America, the price of natural gas will remain low for years to come. In addition, with a constant supply and unparalleled reliability, the natural gas system is available year-round with no fill-ups needed, even in the harshest winter months.

"The availability of affordable natural gas presents an opportunity to significantly reduce energy costs for local citizens and businesses and drive economic development and job creation," said Bob McMillan, Mayor, Township of Perth East.

"Union Gas has been delivering affordable natural gas to homes and businesses throughout Ontario safely and reliably for more than a century and we will be applying all that experience to this project," added Jelich. "Union Gas will also use as many local resources as practical to build the pipeline and where possible will procure materials from the local community."

This project represents the first wave of a multi-year expansion effort to provide natural gas service to more communities throughout the province.

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 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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