Dawn Compressor Station (Dawn-Parkway Expansion 2017)
Compression facilities are essential to the movement of natural gas through pipeline systems to supply homes and businesses across Ontario.
To serve an increased need for compression along the Union Gas Dawn-Parkway natural gas transmission system, and serve a growing demand for clean, affordable natural gas, Union Gas is adding an additional compressor facility at the site of its existing Dawn Compressor Station.
The station is located in the Township of Dawn-Euphemia in Lambton County, Ont. The expansion will be constructed on land currently owned by Union Gas.
The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) gave regulatory approval on Dec. 22, 2015, and the project is under construction.
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Jan. 20, 2017
Work is well underway on the project, which will help supply affordable, safe and reliable natural gas throughout Ontario. Check out our Winter 2017 Quarterly Community Update newsletter.
Reliable movement of natural gas
The purpose of this project is to ensure the continued reliable movement of natural gas to Union Gas' customers.
The existing Dawn Compressor Stations are near capacity, and there is a need to move greater volumes of natural gas through our system.
Union Gas pipelines and facilities are designed, constructed and maintained to meet or exceed the stringent codes and requirements of the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) Act, the Canadian Standards Association and Technical Standards and Safety Authority.
We are committed to constructing and operating our compressor facilities in an environmentally responsible manner.
A third party conducted an environmental study. Our environmental management practices are designed to avoid or mitigate impacts to surrounding areas.
We are conducting meaningful consultation with municipalities, neighbouring landowners, government agencies and other interested parties. We have been operating in Ontario for more than 100 years and consider ourselves partners with the over 400 communities we serve.
Union Gas is proud of its long-standing relationship with First Nations and the Métis Nation communities, and we take care to ensure they are aware of our projects and have an opportunity to participate in various phases.
Local communities will also benefit from the incremental taxes that Union Gas will pay on the new compressor annually.