Kingsville Transmission Reinforcement
The greenhouse market in the Leamington and Kingsville areas is growing fast, and there is an increased demand for natural gas from residential, commercial and industrial customers in Windsor-Essex, Chatham-Kent and surrounding areas.
With those positive developments in mind, Union Gas is proposing to construct up to a 20-inch natural gas pipeline in the area. The proposed pipeline will be approximately 19 kilometres in length and begin at Union Gas' existing 20-inch Panhandle Pipeline.
A preferred route for the proposed pipeline has been determined. View a map for the route.
It will feature a new valve site and tie-in to the Panhandle Pipeline between Belle River Road (County Road 27) and Lakeshore Road 223 in the Town of Lakeshore, and will end at a new valve site located at the southwest corner of Concession Road 3 East and Graham Side Road in the Town of Kingsville.
The project is subject to Ontario Energy Board (OEB) approval. If approved, construction would begin in mid-2019 and be complete by the end of 2019.
Jan. 26, 2018
The project application has been filed with the OEB. You can view the project application and all supporting documents.
Dec. 20, 2017
You can view the project's Environmental Report.
Oct. 27, 2017
We thank all of those who attended our Oct. 25 and Oct. 26 information sessions. View the information boards from the sessions here. If you were unable to attend one of the information sessions, view the detailed design drawings showing the proposed route.
Aug. 3, 2017
Thank you to all who attended our recent project information sessions on Aug. 1 (Kingsville) and Aug. 2 (Woodslee). View the storyboards from the sessions. Check back with this site shortly for details, dates and times for the next set of project information sessions, to be held later this year.
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Commitment to environment
Union Gas is committed to minimizing the effects of our projects and operations on the environment. An Environmental Report has been conducted by an independent third party, and in consultation with affected Indigenous communities, landowners, government agencies and others. You can view the Environmental Report above in the “Latest Updates” section.
We value the thoughts and ideas of interested parties. Feedback received from the public, through our information sessions and other venues, was instrumental in evaluating and ultimately confirming the final preferred route for the pipeline. Public information sessions were held in 2017. We thank all of those who came out to review project details and provide feedback.
We've been safely operating in Ontario for more than 100 years, and carry our strong and established safety culture to each and every project. Safety is our top priority, and Union Gas pipelines and facilities are designed to meet stringent safety codes and requirements of the Canadian Standards Association and the Technical Standards and Safety Authority.
We are also a big contributor to the economic vitality of the province. Our experienced pipeline contractors, for example, will use many local resources to build the pipeline and where possible will procure materials from the local community.