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Construction is underway on a new natural gas pipeline expansion to Saugeen First Nation.
The Enbridge project is expected to provide natural gas to 65 homes and 24 businesses, according to an Ontario government release.
“I am thrilled to see the option of natural gas arrive here in Saugeen First Nation,” says Chief Lester Anoquot in a statement. “Natural gas provides a cleaner and more affordable fuel source for heating water and homes for our community members.
Government projections indicate households in Saugeen First Nation could save anywhere from $800 to $2,500 annually by switching to natural gas, while small and large businesses could cut energy costs by up to 30 per cent.
Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MPP Bill Walker, the province’s associate energy minister, says the Ontario government is contributing up to $1.8-million through the province’s Natural Gas Expansion Program to the project.
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