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

September 2013, Vol. 240 No. 9

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 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 Nov. 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. Union Gas will provide firm transportation capacity of up to 750,000 GJ/d from the Dawn Market Hub to Parkway with interconnects to TransCanada and Enbridge Gas Distribution starting as early as Nov. 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 binding open season will run from July 31 through Sept .12.