Second stage of Dawn-Parkway System expansion ready for commercial operationCHATHAM, ON, Nov. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - Union Gas today announced the commercial in-service of a $391 Million CAD expansion of natural gas pipeline and compression facilities that will move an incremental 0.4 PJ/d (.36 Bcf/d) of natural gas supplies through its Dawn-Parkway System, which links markets in eastern Canada and the northeast U.S. with the Dawn Hub. The facilities placed into commercial service on time and on budget, comprise approximately 20 kilometres (12.4 miles) of 48-inch diameter pipeline between Hamilton and Milton, Ontario, and an additional compressor facility at the existing Lobo Compressor Station near London. These facilities represent the second phase of a planned $1.5 Billion CAD investment in the Union Gas Dawn-Parkway System between 2015 and 2017. When all three phases of the expansion initiative are complete in 2017, Dawn-Parkway System capacity will have increased by 1.3 PJ/d (1.2 Bcf/d) for a total capacity of 8.2 PJ/d (7.6 Bcf/d), making it one of the most robust pipeline systems in North America. "Our investments, in conjunction with related infrastructure projects by Enbridge Gas Distribution and TransCanada Pipelines east of Parkway, provide eastern Canadian and U.S. markets with increased access to the Dawn Hub and Appalachian supply," said Steve Baker, president of Union Gas.