Union Gas/Gaz Métro Hold Open Season For Parkway Extension Project

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Union Gas and Gaz Métro Limited Partnership held a binding open season to solicit market support for firm transportation capacity originating from a new interconnect at Enbridge Gas Distribution’s system at Albion, Ontario to a new interconnect with TransCanada PipeLines at or near Maple, Ontario.
  The Parkway Extension Project will provide firm transportation capacity of up to 1,200,000 GJ/d from Albion to Maple with capacity as of November 1, 2016.  A portion of this capacity is expected to be available in 2015 at a new interconnect with TransCanada south of Maple at Vaughan, Ontario.  In addition, Union Gas will provide firm transportation capacity of up to 750,000 GJ/d from the Dawn Market Hub to Parkway with interconnects to both TransCanada and Enbridge Gas Distribution starting as early as November 1, 2016.
  The Parkway Extension is connected to Enbridge Gas Distribution’s proposed GTA Project, which involves construction of a pipeline from Union Gas Parkway to Albion in 2015.
  “Changing North American supply dynamics have increased market demand for Dawn to Parkway system transportation capacity, and customers are seeking the security of supply and affordability offered by natural gas sourced at the Dawn Hub,” said Mark Isherwood, vice president of Business Development, Storage and Transmission at Union Gas.
  The Dawn Market Hub, one of the fastest growing market hubs in North America, is the largest integrated natural gas storage facility in Canada and one of the biggest in North America. Storage and transmission facilities at the Dawn Market Hub are fully integrated into the North American supply and transportation system providing shippers with price stability and diversity and security of supply.
  The binding open season ran from July 31, 2013, through Sept 12, 2013.