Sarnia Industrial Pipeline Reinforcement Project

Natural gas flames in a furnace

Project Phase: Environmental Studies

Demand for natural gas amongst industries in the Sarnia area is increasing. As a result, Enbridge Gas is proposing to construct a new natural gas pipeline between our existing Dow valve site and Bluewater interconnect transmission stations in the Township of St. Clair.

The proposed pipeline will be 20 inches in diameter, and approximately 1.2 km in length. Please view a map of the proposed project.

Please note: as of Jan. 1, 2019, Union Gas and Enbridge Gas Distribution have amalgamated into one utility with the legal name Enbridge Gas Inc.

The project is subject to approval by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB). We plan to file an application with the OEB as early as the summer of 2019. If approved by the OEB, construction of the proposed project is planned to begin as early as spring 2021, with an in-service date of fall 2021.

Latest Updates

May 13, 2019
An integral part of this project is the completion of an environmental study of the construction and operation of the proposed pipeline and related facilities by an independent environmental consultant, Stantec Consulting Ltd (Stantec). An environmental report, summarizing the results of the environmental study, will accompany Enbridge Gas’ application to the Ontario Energy Board (OEB), whose review and approval is required before the proposed project can proceed. The environmental report is anticipated to be completed and submitted to the OEB as early as summer 2019.

If you have any questions or comments regarding the environmental study process or the project, please contact:

Michael Candido
Project Manager
Assessment and Permitting
Stantec Consulting
1-70 Southgate Drive
Guelph ON, N1G 4P5

Commitment to environment

Enbridge Gas is committed to minimizing the effects of our projects and operations on the environment. An Environmental Report will be conducted by an independent third party, and in consultation with affected Indigenous communities, landowners, government agencies and others. Keep checking back to this web page for more updates. When finalized, the report will be published here.