There is a growing demand for natural gas in rural Chatham-Kent, particularly in the fast-growing greenhouse sector. As a result, Enbridge Gas has expanded our existing natural gas system in the area.

The project, known as the Chatham-Kent Rural Pipeline Expansion, is now complete. It involved constructing:

  • A 13-kilometre, 8-inch pipeline taking off from Enbridge Gas' existing Panhandle Natural Gas Transmission System at our Simpson Road Station (west of Tupperville), and proceeding south within the road allowance of Simpson Road to Base Line Road and then east within the road allowance of Base Line Road to the end point in the vicinity of the intersection of Base Line Road and Kent Bridge Road, east of Dresden (Base Line section).
  • A new 500-metre, 12-inch diameter pipe near Dover Centre.

Please view this map for the 13-kilometre section and this map for the 500-metre section.

Learn about 4 more economic development projects currently underway

  • Economic feasibility


  • Environmental studies


  • Regulatory review


  • Regulatory approval


  • Construction underway


  • In-service


  • Economic feasibility


  • Environmental studies


  • Regulatory review


  • Regulatory approval


  • Construction underway


  • In-service


Project updates

November 29, 2019

The project is now in-service. We thank residents for your patience and understanding during construction.


July 17, 2019

The project has been approved by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB). Please view the OEB decision.


March 14, 2019

We have filed our updated project application with the Ontario Energy Board.


March 9, 2018

Thank you to all who attended our project information session on March 6 in Dresden. View the storyboards from the sessions.