Please note - this expression of interest, open season is
To serve a growing demand for natural gas in the Leamington and Kingsville area, Union Gas is proposing to build
new 12-inch diameter pipeline from the existing Union Gas Comber
Station located on Townline Road just south of County Road 46 to an
existing Union Gas station located along County Road 14.
View PDF map of the proposed facilities.
"Leamington Expansion Project" will provide additional capacity to serve
an equivalent of 509 acres of greenhouses in the Leamington and
Union Gas is pleased to announce a binding expression
of interest for Firm and Interruptible distribution service on the
proposed new pipeline, beginning as early as November 2013.
Development of this project is contingent on sufficient
market support and approval of the project by the Ontario Energy Board
Capacity would be available for the following three
services, depending on market support:
- Firm distribution service (265 New Acres) to
greenhouses in Leamington and Kingsville area
Interruptible distribution service (141 New Acres) to greenhouses in
Conversion of customers from Interruptible distribution service to
Firm distribution service (103 Existing Acres) for greenhouses in
This offering does not include the individual customer
specific costs that are required to serve specific customers such as
customer station costs, customer service lateral cost and extensions.
This offering is only for the facilities shown on the
map of the proposed facilities.
This Open Season closed 12:00 p.m. EDT on July 27, 2012. Completed
Expression of Interest Bid Form must be returned on or before 12
p.m. EDT on July 27, 2012
Service Description and Details: Term:
As this expansion project requires a significant
capital investment and is being constructed during a period of
changing gas supply dynamics, the term of these agreements is to be
a minimum of one year contractual commitments and or upfront payment
for capacity. The facilities, rates and services included in this
binding Expression of Interest will be subject to OEB approval.
Submitting a Binding Expression of interest:
you wish to participate in the Leamington Expansion Project, please
complete, sign and return the
Expression of Interest Bid Form (pdf) via email or fax to:
Attention: Jeff Blunt or John Squazzin, Email:
Expression of Interest Process:
binding Expression of Interest is being offered to assist Union Gas with
determining facility design requirements to meet market needs. Union
Gas will acknowledge customers bid in writing or e-mail on or before 4
p.m. EDT on July 31, 2012. Union Gas in its sole discretion reserves
the right to reject any and all proposals received.
The returned forms will be time stamped by the date on the fax or
Union will evaluate awarding of capacity on a first come first serve
basis and when capacity is required. Earliest start date is November
1, 2013 and the term the customer is willing to commit to for the
Successful bidders will be expected to execute a Union Gas
Distribution Contract within two years of Union Gas receiving OEB
approval to build the facility. The bidders will also submit an
irrevocable letter of credit or cash payment by the end of August
30, 2012. Once a contract has been executed, the letter of credit
will be returned.
If one of the three services mentioned above is sold out, and
capacity is still available for the other services, Union Gas
reserves the right to contact the next customer in line based on the
received faxed date and time to offer this customer one of the
Any suggested Conditions Precedent that the Customer proposes should
be clearly articulated and attached to the bid form and will be
considered during the capacity allocation process. Successful
participants in the Expression of Interest will be expected to
submit a letter of credit or make cash payment by August 30, 2012.
To discuss the Letter of Credit in more detail, contact your Account
Manager or Jeff Blunt or John Squazzin.
Union Gas anticipates allocating capacity to successful bidders and
executing the associated contracts no later than August 30, 2012.
you have any questions about the Leamington Expansion Project, please
contact: Jeff Blunt, Union Gas Account Manager, (519) 436-5298,
firstname.lastname@example.org or John
Squazzin, Union Gas Account Manager, (519) 436-5478,