Households that use natural gas for heating, cooking and clothes drying save an average of $879/year compared to homes that rely on electricity to power those applications. To better provide affordable natural gas service to the growing municipality of Clarence-Rockland, Enbridge Gas is proposing to install a secondary natural gas line to maintain delivery pressures. All current services will be unaffected as a result of this project. If approved, the Rockland Reinforcement Project (the Project) will include the construction of up to 4.5 km of 4-inch steel natural gas pipeline. The Project will connect to Enbridge Gas’ existing system at either Poupart Road at Laurier Street OR Baseline Road at Joanisse Road, and will terminate at a proposed new station located on St. Jean Street south of Docteur Corbeil Blvd.

Enbridge Gas has retained Stantec Consulting Ltd. to undertake an Environmental Study on the construction and operation of the proposed natural gas pipeline. The Environmental Study will fulfill the requirements of the Ontario Energy Board’s (OEB) “Environmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction, and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipelines and Facilities in Ontario, 7th Edition (2016).” It is anticipated that the Environmental Report for the study will be completed in November 2020, after which Enbridge Gas will file an application for the proposed pipeline to the OEB. The OEB’s review and approval is required before the proposed project can proceed. If approved, construction of the pipeline is currently anticipated to begin in spring 2023.

Project status/timeline

  • Feasibility


  • Environmental studies


  • Regulatory review


  • Regulatory approval


  • Under construction


  • In-service


Project status/timeline

  • Feasibility


  • Environmental studies


  • Regulatory review


  • Regulatory approval


  • Under construction


  • In-service



Project information