Union Gas is proposing to expand its natural gas transmission system in Oxford County to ensure the continued reliable delivery of natural gas and help meet future supply needs of the Forest Hensall Goderich System, which serves the northern portions of the counties of Lambton and Middlesex and the counties of Perth and Huron.
The project will involve the construction of a new 11 kilometre 12-inch diameter steel natural gas pipeline located within the public road right-of-way of 41st Line from south of Oxford Road 88 to Perth-Oxford Road within Zorra Township.
The project is subject to Ontario Energy Board (OEB) approval. If approved, construction of the project is planned to begin in the spring of 2019 and be complete in the fall of 2019.
May 24, 2018
We thank all those who attended our information session at the Embro Zorra Community Centre on May 23. For those who were unable to attend, please the information panels.
Distribution connections and this project
We recognize that residents along 41st and 37th Lines in Zorra Township wish to have access to natural gas for their homes, farms, and businesses and Union Gas has been trying to work towards a solution. This document addresses some of the common questions and feedback we've heard.
Commitment to environment
Union Gas is committed to minimizing the effects of our projects and operations on the environment. An Environmental Report will be completed by an independent third party, and in consultation with affected Indigenous communities, landowners, government agencies and others.
We value the thoughts and ideas of interested parties. Feedback received from the public, through our information sessions and other venues, will be instrumental in evaluating and ultimately confirming the final preferred route for the pipeline.
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.