Nova Scotia

Natural gas pipeline expands to Pictou County

The Nova Scotia government has announced plans to spend several million dollars to help bring natural gas to businesses and homes in Pictou County.

The Nova Scotia government has announced plans to spend several million dollars to help bring natural gas to businesses and homes in Pictou County. 

The 19 kilometre pipeline will carry natural gas to Pictou County’s anchor customer, Northern Pulp in Abercrombie.

The vice-president of the mill said natural gas will save them $7 million per year. It will also make Nothern Pulp the largest natural gas customer in Nova Scotia.

Heritage gas, the distribution company, will spend $15 million to build the steel pipeline.

The NDP government is also contributing millions in loans and grants.

Heritage said it hopes to have gas flowing by December.

The company said it wants to bring natural gas to the New Glasgow area and tie in with the Michelin plant in Granton.

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