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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Dawn Gateway Pipeline Project cancelled

Dawn Gateway LP has advised the Ontario Energy Board that it will not be proceeding with the construction of the Bickford Dawn pipeline.  Dawn Gateway LP has also advised Union Gas Limited that it will not proceed with the purchase of the St. Clair Pipeline.  Dawn Gateway says that it is not proceeding with the project as a result of market conditions and "rate payer harm impacts". 

The Dawn Gateway pipeline project was earlier the subject of a constitutional decision by the Ontario Energy Board.  Originally, the pipeline was proposed as a federally-regulated project.  The National Energy Board dismissed concerns expressed by affected landowners that the project was not federal and that, if it proceeded as a federal project, landowners would be negatively affected.  However, the Ontario Energy Board ruled that the project would be provincial and accepted that some of the concerns of the landowners were valid.