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URGENT – Union Gas Expression Of Interest – Due May 23

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Please find important information below about the Union Gas plans to possibly expand the natural gas infrastructure in our area.

If you have any plans to expand your business which would mean more natural gas usage, Union Gas needs to hear from you right away, as the due date for an expression of interest is May 23.  This includes large projects as well as smaller on farm projects which use natural gas.

This is a non-binding expression of interest.  You are under no obligation if you decide not to proceed, but it’s important to show any potential plans you may have.

If you click on the ‘Expression of Interest’ link below, it will outline the program, the procedure and shows a map of the area they are looking at.

If we don’t get enough interest in expanding our natural gas infrastructure, we will lose out on potential growth for our Chatham-Kent area.

Full details are also on the ‘Learn More’ link below.

Thank you for your support.

Mr. Kim Cooper

Economic Development Officer

Agriculture Specialist

Municipality of Chatham-Kent

CHATHAM, ON, MAY 2, 2017 – Union Gas would like to hear from large agricultural and other businesses in the Chatham-Kent area that are interested in new or additional natural gas distribution capacity beginning as early as Fall 2018 or 2019.

In 2017, Union Gas is expanding its existing Panhandle transmission system to provide increased natural gas capacity to Windsor-Essex, Chatham-Kent and surrounding areas, including the fast-growing greenhouse market in the Leamington and Kingsville areas.  Additional pipeline infrastructure expansions off Union’s Panhandle transmission system would provide for additional capacity in the Chatham-Kent area that would support additional economic growth in the greenhouse sector in 2018 and beyond.

The call for Expression of Interest is the first step in determining support for a potential expansion project, to be built along or near a proposed new pipeline corridor, which could provide up to 75,000 m3/hour of additional capacity to serve new and existing customers in this under-serviced area.

“The Municipality of Chatham-Kent and Union Gas have been working together for many months exploring options to serve new agricultural business customer inquiries in this area,” said Mark Isherwood, vice-president of sales and marketing and customer care, Union Gas.  “The Ontario government’s Natural Gas Grant Program can now help make the project a reality for new business customers.  To maximize the economic development benefits from this funding, we are asking all potential customers, especially any large new businesses like greenhouses and others, to submit an ‘Expression of Interest‘ form.”

This project is time sensitive.  Expression of Interest forms must be submitted by May 23rd, 2017 to be considered.  For more information on this project please click on the button below.

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