The Project Site
To help meet the growing demand for natural gas in Nova Scotia, Alton Natural Gas Storage is building an underground natural gas storage facility and associated pipelines near Alton, Nova Scotia. The facility is located in the Stewiacke Salt Formation, approximately 60 kilometres from Halifax, Nova Scotia.
The location of Alton Natural Gas Storage is ideal because of the presence of the salt formation, the proximity of a water source for solution mining, and the nearby Maritimes and Northeast Pipeline natural gas pipeline.
Alton Natural Gas Storage will be the only natural gas storage facility in Atlantic Canada and the only storage facility connected to the Maritimes and Northeast Pipeline. It will help provide Nova Scotians with secure, affordable and reliable natural gas year-round.