Enbridge Gas Inc. has applied to the Ontario Energy Board for approval to construct approximately 27 kilometres of natural gas pipelines and associated facilities to serve the area around Northshore Road and Peninsula Road, in the City of North Bay.
If the application is approved, the proposed small diameter polyethylene natural gas pipeline will connect to Enbridge Gas Inc.’s existing distribution system on Trout Lake Road and Silver Lady Lane, and go east within road allowances to serve the area around Northshore Road and Peninsula Road. Other roads that are proposed to receive natural gas service include Trout Lake Road, Wild Cherry Lane, Garland Drive, West Peninsula Road, Viceroy Road and Regal Road. A new regulating station will be constructed at the corner of Anita Avenue and Trout Lake Road.
Enbridge Gas Inc. is also asking the Ontario Energy Board for approval to charge a System Expansion Surcharge of $0.23 per m3 for a term of 40 years, to all new customers taking natural gas distribution service from the proposed pipeline. Enbridge Gas Inc. is also asking for approval to apply the System Expansion Surcharge of $0.23 per m3 to any future extensions to the proposed pipeline.
Enbridge Gas Inc. is also asking the OEB to approve the form of agreement it offers to use their land for routing or construction of the proposed line.