Sarnia Industrial Pipeline Reinforcement Project

Natural gas flames in a furnace

Project Phase: Regulatory Approval

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

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

The project was approved by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB). Construction is planned to begin as early as spring 2021, with an in-service date of fall 2021.

Latest Updates

March 31, 2021

Construction is expected to begin in mid-2021 and be complete by the end of 2021. Construction pre-work is now underway.

May 4, 2020

Please view the Ontario Energy Board decision here.

April 14, 2020

The project has been approved by the Ontario Energy Board. Check back to this page for regular updates during construction.

January 15, 2020

The interrogatory responses has been filed with the Ontario Energy Board.

November 20, 2019

The notice of application has been filed with the Ontario Energy Board.

October 7, 2019

The project application has been filed with the Ontario Energy Board.

August 15, 2019

The project's environmental report is available for viewing at the following links. This report will be filed with the Ontario Energy Board, as part of our project application:

Main Report

Appendix A - Figures

Appendix B - Consultation

Appendix C - Existing Conditions Figures

Appendix D - Stage 1 Archaeological Assessment Report

Appendix E - Cultural Heritage Assessment Report

Appendix F - Contamination Overview Study

Commitment to environment

Enbridge 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.