Owen Sound Reinforcement
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To ensure the region continues to have access to affordable natural gas, Union Gas is proposing to build up to 36 kilometres of 12-inch diameter natural gas pipeline in the Municipality of West Grey and the Township of Chatsworth.
We're excited about this proposal. Natural gas improves Ontarians' quality of life and is an affordable and reliable energy source. Union Gas has been safely providing natural gas service to homes and businesses in the Owen Sound area for over 60 years.
Subject to regulatory approvals, construction of the pipeline would begin in 2019, and will tie into an existing natural gas system known as the Owen Sound Pipeline system.
We will keep you informed
We thank all those who attended our Nov. 29 and Nov. 30 open houses. You can review the information boards presented at the open houses. Also, check out our newsletter for the latest information on the project.
We value what you have to say about this project. An Environmental Study on this proposal will be conducted and will include consultation with affected landowners, Indigenous communities, municipalities, government agencies and others. Communicating with affected landowners and local communities will be a priority for Union Gas, as it has been on many other projects we've undertaken in Ontario.
The final Environmental Study will be included in an application to the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) whose approval is required before this project can proceed. If approved, construction could take place in the spring of 2019.
When we do begin work experienced pipeline contractors will use as many local resources as practical to build the new section of pipeline. In addition, the local community will benefit from the incremental property taxes that Union Gas will pay annually on this new pipeline.
If you have any questions regarding the project we'd be glad to answer them. Reach us at OwenSoundProject@uniongas.com.