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Enbridge Gas completes reinforcement pipeline project in Ontario, Canada

Enbridge Gas has announced that the $105.7 million (€96 million) Kingsville Transmission Reinforcement Pipeline project has now entered services.

The pipeline will ensure reliable delivery of natural gas to meet an increasing residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural demand for natural gas in Windsor-Essex, Chatham-Kent and surrounding areas in Ontario, Canada.

"The Kingsville Transmission Reinforcement Pipeline Project brings more natural gas to the fast-growing greenhouse market in the Leamington and Kingsville area, as well as provides affordable natural gas to residents and businesses in Windsor-Essex, Chatham-Kent and surrounding areas," said Steven Jelich, Enbridge gas director of southwest region operations. "We thank residents and landowners in the project area for their support during the construction process."

"Our government understands the importance of expanding access to natural gas," added Bill Walker, associate minister of energy. "Access to natural gas can make life more affordable for families, increase job creation and economic opportunities and sends the message that Ontario is open for business."

The project included the construction of a new 19km natural gas transmission pipeline in the town of Lakeshore and Kingsville in the county of Essex. Construction commenced earlier in 2019 and the transmission line is now in service.

Project crews are expected to return in mid-2020 to complete final project clean-up activities.

"Enbridge Gas has been delivering affordable and reliable natural gas to homes and businesses for over 170 years," concluded Jelich. "This history has provided us with significant experience in pipeline construction and operation, and we have an enviable safety and reliability record in this regard."