Union Gas Officially Launches Its Lobo 'D' Compressor Station
CHATHAM, ON, June 13, 2018 – Union Gas' Lobo 'D' compressor station in the Township of Middlesex Centre is now in-service. Operating at 45,000 hp, the $145 million expansion increases capacity on the Union Gas Dawn-Parkway natural gas transmission system and helps improve operations. This project follows the completion of the $170 million Lobo 'C' expansion in 2016.
The Union Gas Dawn-Parkway natural gas transmission and compressor system (called the Dawn-Parkway System), moves natural gas through Ontario from the Dawn Hub near Sarnia and east to the Parkway facility near Mississauga via a series of pipelines and compressor stations. At Parkway, the system connects with other pipelines to serve more than 10 million downstream consumers in the Toronto area, Quebec, eastern Canada and the U.S. northeast.Union Gas has invested more than $1.5 billion between 2015 and 2017 to expand the Dawn-Parkway natural gas pipeline and compressor system.Local communities will benefit by more than $320 thousand in incremental property taxes that Union Gas will pay annually.
"The Dawn-Parkway Systemis critical to meet the demand for safe and affordable natural gas to communities across Ontario and markets beyond," said Paul Rietdyk, vice president, engineering, construction and storage transmission operations, Union Gas Limited. "Our investment of $315 million into Lobo compressor stations willensure the continued reliable movement of natural gas and serve an increased need for compression along the Dawn-Parkway transmission system."
Compressor stations play an important role in moving natural gas through vast pipeline networks. On its journey, gas is compressed, or pushed towards end users. Over distance, friction in pipelines, slow the natural gas and reduces the pressure. Strategically located compressor stations maintain pressure and speed of natural gas by giving it a much-needed "boost".
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, an Enbridge Company - one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2018 - has assets of $8.9 billion and approximately 2,300 employees. For more information, visit uniongas.com or find us on Facebook; LinkedIn; Twitter and YouTube.
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