Preliminaries for gas line expansion in Cherry Valley to commence

A colour map of the southern reaches of Picton Ontario. Coloured (light blue and red) lines show existing natural gas infrastructure in the area of the map. A long purple coloured line extends southwards from it to represent the proposed gas line expansion.
Proposed Natural Gas expansion. Map by Enbridge Inc.
CJPE - 99.3 FM - CJPE - PictonON | 19-09-2022
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On Sept. 15, Prince Edward County heard from representatives from Enbridge concerning a proposed natural gas pipeline expansion for Cherry Valley.

The pipeline could bring gas to up-to potentially 232 new customers (who are currently on oil or propane based heating) in the area and is projected to commence construction in Q4 2023, upon successful regulatory approval.

After query by Ameliasburgh Coun. Andreas Bolik, Enbridge representatives stated that pipeline connection charges would be around $45 per meter, after the first 30 meters, though subject to marketing and regulatory changes.

As well, Picton Coun. Kate MacNaughton voiced concern about whether expanding natural gas in the county is in line with the developments and initiatives for renewable energy (such as geothermal) and climate resilience that Canada is embarking upon. In 2019, Prince Edward County declared a climate emergency.

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