HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 19, 2010) - AltaGas Ltd. (TSX:ALA)
Heritage Gas Ltd. (Heritage Gas) today announced that it has completed its natural gas pipeline construction to Bedford, Nova Scotia. This is Heritage Gas' largest project to date, with up to 250 people at work during construction. Heritage Gas has invested approximately $17 million in the project. The expansion adds 30km of new pipelines to the natural gas distribution system and provides the foundation for further expansion into growing communities over the next several years.
This infrastructure project allows Heritage Gas to provide natural gas to customers in Fairview, Clayton Park, Bayer's Lake and Bedford. Heritage Gas is now supplying natural gas to Mount Saint Vincent University, the Canada Games aquatic facility in Clayton Park, and the new Halifax Regional Municipality arena and recreational facility in Bedford, and plans to connect many other commercial and residential customers in these growing areas.
"We wish to thank the residents, commuters, motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians for their patience and understanding throughout this construction period", said Michel Sarrouy, Vice President, Engineering and Construction, Heritage Gas.
Natural gas is a cleaner energy solution that also delivers significant cost savings in comparison to other alternatives. To enjoy the benefits of natural gas interested potential customers may contact Heritage Gas at 1-877-836-7427 or www.heritagegas.com.
Heritage Gas Limited is a Nova Scotia-based company formed for the purpose of operating a full regulation class natural gas distribution franchise in Nova Scotia. Heritage Gas has over 2,700 customers in Halifax, Dartmouth, Amherst and the Halifax Airport area. Heritage Gas is owned by AltaGas Utility Group Inc., an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of AltaGas Ltd.
AltaGas Ltd. (AltaGas) (TSX:ALA) is one of Canada's largest and fastest growing energy infrastructure organizations. AltaGas creates value by acquiring, growing and optimizing gas and power infrastructure, including a focus on renewable energy sources. For more information visit: www.altagas.ca.
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