Union Gas announces binding open season for transportation services



    CHATHAM, ON, July 29 /CNW/ - Beginning today, Union Gas Limited will be
conducting a binding transportation open season for Dawn-to-Parkway service,
effective November 1, 2010. In addition, shippers will be able to bid on F24-T
Service, which provides firm, all day access to transportation quantities on
13 nomination windows.
    In response to growing demand, Union Gas hopes to expand its existing
facilities to create between 200,000 and 500,000 gigajoule per day (GJ/day) of
additional transportation capacity from the Dawn Hub to downstream
interconnections at Parkway and Kirkwall. Such an expansion would require
approval by the company's board of directors based on an assessment of the
investment climate in Ontario. A key element of that assessment will be the
Ontario Energy Board's upcoming decision on the company's appeal of long-term
revenue sharing.
    "The Dawn Hub continues to grow and is recognized as a major supply and
trading hub offering customers diversity of supply and access to premium
storage and transportation services," said Steve Baker, vice-president,
business development, Union Gas. "As a result of this expansion, our customers
in Ontario, Quebec, and the northeastern U.S. would have more ability to
transport gas supplies from the Dawn Hub to their market areas."

    Transportation Open Season

    Shippers seeking to transport natural gas on the Union Gas Dawn-Parkway
system are encouraged to participate in the transportation open season.
Shippers may bid on firm transportation from the Dawn Hub to either Parkway or
Kirkwall in order to reach growing markets in Ontario, Quebec, and the
northeastern U.S. In addition, shippers with multiple or short notice changes
to gas supply or transportation requirements have the opportunity to bid on
Union Gas' F24-T Service, which provides firm, all day access to
transportation quantities on 13 nomination windows. Existing M12
transportation contract holders may also bid on F24-T Service; no additional
transportation capacity is required.

    Open Season Contact

    This open season closes September 12, 2008. Those wishing additional
information should visit the Union Gas website at www.uniongas.com/openseason;
or contact their sales representative or the following:

    
    Carol Cameron                           Warren Reinisch
    Union Gas Limited                       Union Gas Limited
    519-436-5258                            519-436-4663
    ccameron@uniongas.com                wreinisch@uniongas.com
    

    Union Gas is an integrated natural gas storage, transmission and
distribution company serving about 1.3 million residential, commercial and
industrial customers in more than 400 communities in northern, south-western
and eastern Ontario. Union Gas is a Spectra Energy company. A FORTUNE 500
company, Spectra Energy Corp (NYSE:   SE) is one of North America's premier
natural gas infrastructure companies serving three key links in the natural
gas value chain: gathering and processing, transmission and storage, and
distribution. For nearly a century, Spectra Energy and its predecessor
companies have developed critically important pipelines and related
infrastructure connecting natural gas supply sources to premium markets. Based
in Houston, Texas, the company operates in the United States and Canada
approximately 18,000 miles of transmission pipeline, 265 billion cubic feet of
storage, natural gas gathering and processing, natural gas liquids operations
and local distribution assets. Spectra Energy Corp also has a 50 percent
ownership in DCP Midstream, the largest natural gas gatherer and processor in
the United States. For more information, visit www.spectraenergy.com.






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For further information: Andrea Stass, Phone: (519) 436-5490


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