(LEAMINGTON, ON) – To increase capacity and accommodate additional demand for natural gas, Union Gas is proposing to construct a natural gas pipeline in the Leamington and Kingsville areas. Information sessions will be held today from 4:00pm to 8:00pm, at the Kingsville Arena in Kingsville, and tomorrow from 4:00pm until 8:00pm, at the Libro Community Centre in Woodslee.
The increased demand for natural gas is primarily coming from the greenhouse market in the Leamington and Kingsville areas. Additionally, there is rising demand from residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Windsor, Essex County, and Chatham-Kent.
To meet demand, Union Gas is proposing to construct a new pipeline about 17km in length and beginning at the existing Panhandle Pipeline. The new line will connect into the existing 20” pipe and will include a new valve site in Lakeshore between Belle River Road and French Line.
The terminus of the new line will be at one of two locations in Kingsville; either at Concession 3 or Concession 2 both at Graham Sideroad. However, a preferred route for the proposed pipeline has not yet been determined.