Binding open season for storage services to meet growing demand

    Union Gas to construct up to 230,000 GJ/d of incremental storage
    deliverability at the Dawn natural gas storage facility in southwestern

    CHATHAM, ON, Feb. 4 /CNW/ - Beginning today, Union Gas Limited will
conduct a binding open season for high deliverability storage and short notice
balancing services at its Dawn Hub storage facility effective November, 2010.
Union Gas is seeking customer commitments to support the construction of up to
230,000 GJ/day of new incremental storage deliverability at its Dawn Hub.
    Shippers seeking access to high deliverability storage for peaking
service needs or to satisfy short notice storage balancing requirements are
encouraged to participate in the storage open season. The storage services
available include: 1) High Deliverability Storage which offers shippers a
five- or ten-day storage service with firm year-round injections and
withdrawals, and no storage inventory level requirements (no ratchets); 2)
Upstream Pipeline Balancing Service, which gives shippers the ability to
schedule deliveries at Dawn to meet their consumption needs, 3) Downstream
Pipeline Balancing Service, which gives shippers the ability to schedule
deliveries at Parkway or Kirkwall to meet their consumption needs; and 4)
F24-S, an enhancement to existing and new storage contracts, which provides
firm all day access to existing storage injection and withdrawal rights on 13
nomination windows. Union Gas' in-franchise distribution customers seeking a
delivery service tailored to high daily or seasonal injection/withdrawal
requirements are also encouraged to participate in the storage deliverability
open season.
    "Union Gas' high deliverability storage, balancing and power services
offer our customers unparalleled flexibility to meet their requirements," said
Steve Baker, Vice-President Business Development, Union Gas. "Our ability to
support these additional investments is a direct result of the storage
forbearance decision issued by the Ontario Energy Board in 2006."
    Union Gas currently owns and operates the Dawn storage facility - the
largest underground natural gas storage facility in Canada, and one of the
largest in North America.

    Open Season Contact

    The open season closes on March 4th, 2008. Those wishing additional
information on the storage deliverability open season should visit the Union
Gas website at, contact their sales representative
    Glen Priestley
    Union Gas Limited

    Union Gas is an integrated natural gas storage, transmission and
distribution company serving approximately 1.3 million customers, and is a
Spectra Energy 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 close to a century, Spectra Energy and its
predecessor companies have developed critically important pipelines and
related energy infrastructure connecting natural gas supply sources to premium
markets. Based in Houston, Texas, the company operates in the United States
and Canada approximately 17,500 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, one of the largest natural gas
gatherers and processors in the United States. Visit for
more information.

For further information:

For further information: Glen Priestley, Union Gas Limited, (519)

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