Alton Natural Gas Storage Receives Remaining Government Permits

Posted on January 21, 2016

January 21, 2016 (Stewiacke, NS) – Alton Natural Gas Storage LP (Alton) welcomes the recent issuing of all remaining permits by the government of Nova Scotia for its natural gas storage project. Alton will continue its efforts to engage the community and maintain a collaborative, consultative approach to developing natural gas storage facilities near Stewiacke, Nova Scotia. Alton has been working with the Mi'kmaq of Nova Scotia and federal and provincial governments to integrate and implement recommendations from a Kwilmu'kw Maw-klusuaqn Negotiation Office (KMKNO)-commissioned third party review into its monitoring plans. This collaboration ensures the appropriate environmental and ecosystem measures are in place to protect the Shubenacadie River, its fish and fish habitat. Historically, storing hydrocarbons in underground salt caverns has been the safest, most secure method of natural gas storage. We look forward to resuming operations in a safe and respectful manner.

Media Contact:

Jess Nieukerk
Director of Communications
AltaGas Ltd.
T (403) 691-7197
media.relations@altagas.ca