Enbridge Gas Inc. has applied for approval to increase the maximum operating pressure of the Black Creek, Coveny and Wilkesport natural gas storage pools, in Sombra Township in the County of Lambton.
Enbridge Gas Inc. has applied to the Ontario Energy Board for approval to increase the maximum operating pressure of its Black Creek pool, Coveny pool and Wilkesport pool, from the previously approved operating pressure of 15.8 kPa/m (0.7 psi per foot) to 17.2 kPa/m (0.76 psi per foot). Enbridge Gas Inc. says that the increase in operating pressure will increase the storage capacity of the pools.
Enbridge Gas Inc.’s application includes a letter from the Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines which says that based on the information provided by Enbridge Gas Inc., the Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines is of the view that the project will not result in any appreciable adverse impacts on the asserted or established rights of any First Nation or Métis communities and that no duty to consult has been triggered. The letter further says that should an Indigenous community provide Enbridge Gas Inc. with information indicating a potential adverse impact of the project on its Aboriginal or Treaty Rights, Enbridge Gas Inc. must notify the Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines. In that event, the OEB may be required to assess whether the duty to consult with Indigenous communities potentially affected by the proposed project has been discharged with respect to the application.