We’re continuing to expand natural gas to homes and communities across Ontario. Access to reliable, affordable natural gas lowers energy bills for families, creates new opportunities for municipalities and helps Ontario businesses become more competitive, grow and create jobs.

In many rural areas, obtaining natural gas service can be economically challenging given the increased costs that results from the longer distance to existing pipelines and the smaller number of customers served.

For qualifying projects, we’re offering residents or businesses looking to obtain gas service, an expansion surcharge1 which eliminates any upfront cost to customers and instead spreads the charge over a maximum of 40 years.

In situations where the cost to attach to the Enbridge Gas system is not economically feasible at the regular Ontario Energy Board (OEB) approved rates, the expansion surcharge is applied in addition to regular OEB approved rates for the applicable rate class. The Ontario Energy Board, an independent regulator, reviews and approves all our decisions for natural gas expansion into new communities, including all customer charges.

An expansion surcharge of $0.23 per cubic meter (m3) of natural gas used will apply to qualifying projects below involving the extension of natural gas pipeline and is applied in addition to regular rates. For example, if a residential home used 199m3 of natural gas per month this charge would be $0.23m3 x 199m3 = $45.77/month.

The expansion surcharge is applied only for the number of years required to make the project economically feasible, up to a maximum of 40 years. The expansion surcharge term will vary depending on various factors, such as the length of pipe needed for the project to connect to the nearest existing pipeline, and the number of customers to be served by the new section of pipeline.

See the table below for current projects subject to an expansion surcharge. Please keep checking back to this page as projects are continuously added.

Expansion Surcharge areas tale
House No From House No To Street Name City Project Start Date Project End Date
7494 7540 First Line Arthur 7/21/2021 7/20/2026
119 123 Parkview Cres Atwood 3/18/2022 3/17/2029
67 71 Queen St Bluevale 9/2/2021 9/1/2035
395 401 Brant County Rd 18 Brantford 12/15/2021 12/14/2030
5179 5179 Fountain St N Breslau 11/2/2021 11/1/2022
75 78 Empire Hannah Rd W Cardinal 10/27/2021 10/26/2039
505540 505546 Airport Rd Cobalt 11/1/2021 10/30/2036
2495 2593 Division St Cobourg 8/16/2021 8/15/2038
8485 8556 Majestic Hills Dr Cobourg 9/29/2021 9/28/2030
923 943 Adolphus St Cornwall 10/1/2021 9/30/2027
360 412 Lighthouse Dr Dunnville 11/30/2021 11/29/2027
32 52 36 Weatherburn Line Dunnville 11/2/2021 11/1/2032
77 132 Shackleton St Dutton 9/17/2021 9/16/2050
30091 30769 Shackleton Line Dutton 9/17/2021 9/16/2050
1 1 Fox Dr Elliot Lake 10/27/2021 10/26/2023
6 6 Forest Dr Garden River 11/16/2021 11/15/2024
12403 12507 Eighth Line Georgetown 11/10/2021 11/9/2031
1198 1354 Gorevale Rd Gorham 11/29/2021 11/28/2027
6659 6680 Laird Rd W Guelph 11/24/2021 11/23/2036
121 193 Maltby Rd W Guelph 4/18/2022 4/17/2041
5396 5439 County Rd 12 Ingleside 8/19/2021 8/18/2026
121 125 Conservation Blvd Kingsville 9/13/2021 9/12/2030
935 1001 McKnight Rd Kingston 11/16/2021 11/15/2036
2 450 Sibbitt Ave Kingston 11/16/2021 11/15/2036
8 32 Lyons Rd Lowbanks 10/15/2021 10/14/2024
54 54 Elora St Mildmay 8/9/2021 8/8/2025
12 18 Shelton Lane Millgrove 11/18/2021 11/17/2054
2637 2704 Lower Base Line West Milton 11/10/2021 11/9/2038
10981 11048 John Street Rd Murillo 8/17/2021 8/16/2027
216 320 Maki Rd Murillo 8/17/2021 8/16/2027
48 110 McNally Dr Murillo 8/17/2021 8/16/2027
2289 2371 Peninsula Rd North Bay 12/13/2021 12/12/2060
4250A 4250B Hwy 63 North Bay 01/17/2022 01/16/2060
1472 1472 15/16 Siderd W Oro-Medonte 12/21/2021 12/20/2030
1433 1433 15/16 Siderd W Oro-Medonte 12/21/2021 12/20/2030
114 126 Noble Family Rd Palmerston 8/27/2021 8/26/2024
5 7 Howard St Port Hope 12/17/2021 12/16/2055
1990 2026 5th Line Port Hope 3/29/2022 3/29/2058
122 192 Maltby Rd W Puslinch 4/18/2022 4/17/2041
7664 7684 Maltby Rd E Puslinch 10/7/2021 10/6/2053
10 526 McLaren Rd Rosslyn 8/25/2021 8/24/2026
46 46 Conmee Ave Sault Ste. Marie 8/12/2021 8/11/2028
80 116 Malvern St Scarborough 8/15/2021 8/15/2030
50 64 Verne Cres Scarborough 8/15/2021 8/15/2030
35 36 Theker St Stratton 10/13/2021 10/12/2027
88 191 Quesnel Rd Sturgeon Falls 9/22/2021 9/21/2029
1040 1040 Lasalle Blvd Sudbury 10/26/2021 10/25/2034
1090 1091 Jackson Side Rd Tillsonburg 12/1/2021 11/30/2028
1715 1765 Moser-Young Rd Wellesley 12/17/2021 12/16/2033
316 353 Turnberry St Wingham 8/31/2021 8/30/2032

1Two surcharges (System Expansion Surcharge or SES, and Temporary Connection Surcharge or TCS) are referenced in the Enbridge Gas Rate Handbook for the EGD rate zone and the rate schedules for the Union rate zones, both at $0.23/m3. The SES is applicable to projects with 50 or more potential customers and the TCS is applicable to projects with less than 50 potential customers. Enbridge Gas’s reporting obligations to the OEB depends upon the type of project. Because the customer conditions for these surcharges are the same, Enbridge Gas refers to them both as an Expansion Surcharge.