The Corporation of the Town of Marathon has applied to the Ontario Energy Board for approval to construct a total of 116.5 kilometres of natural gas pipelines in the Town of Marathon, Township of Manitouwadge, Township of Schreiber, Township of Terrace Bay and Municipality of Wawa.
The Corporation of the Town of Marathon, Township of Manitouwadge, Township of Schreiber, Township of Terrace Bay and the Municipality of Wawa have agreed to form a new natural gas distribution company to distribute natural gas in their respective municipalities. The natural gas delivery system in each municipality will be supplied by liquefied natural gas that will be transported to each municipality and delivered to customers using the distribution facilities proposed in this application.
The Corporation of the Town of Marathon, on behalf of the partner municipalities has applied to the Ontario Energy Board for the following approvals.
- To construct natural gas pipelines (main line and lateral lines) in each of the municipalities, as described below:
- Town of Marathon: Construction of 5 kilometres of main pipeline parallel to Peninsula Road and along Stevens Avenue and 30 kilometres of lateral lines extending from the main line
- Township of Manitouwadge: Construction of 3.5 kilometres of main pipeline along Station Road, Ohsweken Road, Adjala Avenue, Manitou Road to Caramat Industrial Road and 17 kilometres of lateral lines extending from the main line
- Township of Schreiber: Construction of 4.5 kilometres of main pipeline from a point along the TransCanada Highway to Simon Street, Langworthy Street, Peary Street, Superior Street, Scotia Street, Subway Street, Winnipeg Street, terminating at the end of Winnipeg Street and 11.5 kilometres of lateral lines extending from the main line
- Township of Terrace Bay: Construction of 5 kilometres of main pipeline along the TransCanada Highway, Mill Road, and an unnamed street and 13 kilometres of lateral lines extending from the main line
- Municipality of Wawa: Construction of 7 kilometres of main pipeline along Mills Drive, the TransCanada Highway, Highway 101 (Mission Road), Broadway Avenue and west on Government Road, with 20 kilometres of lateral lines extending from the main line
- Of the form of agreement it will offer to landowners to use their land for routing of the proposed facilities
- Of natural gas franchise agreements that each of the municipalities has entered into with the Marathon Development Corporation that would grant the yet to be formed distribution company the right to construct, extend and operate works for the distribution, transmission and storage of natural gas for a period of 20 years within the municipalities
- Of certificates of public convenience and necessity that would permit the yet to be formed distribution company to distribute gas in each of the municipalities
- Of a gas supply plan to serve each municipality and pre-approval of the cost consequences of a gas supply contract between Nipigon LNG and the yet to be formed new distribution company