In October 2021, we announced the decision to decommission the Alton Natural Gas Storage Project. We submitted our plan for decommissioning to the Province of Nova Scotia, and on August 23, 2022 we received approval to proceed with decommissioning.
Read the Industrial Approval for Decommissioning (PDF 98KB)
Read the decommissioning plan (PDF 6MB)
Read the appendices to the decommissioning plan (PDF 6MB)
The appendices include examples of similar decommissioning projects
Read the decommissioning plan (with appendices included) (PDF 26MB)
Read the decommissioning plan Q & A (PDF 132KB)
On February 7, 2022, we applied to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (NSUARB) for approval to decommission the wells drilled for the project. Full details of our application can be found on the NSUARB website, where you click on “Matters & Evidence” and “Go To Files & Documents.” When the new page opens, in the search box under “Go Directly to Matter,” enter M10447. Note the NSUARB considers matters related to public safety only. Its mandate does not include environmental matters.
The NSUARB has approved our plan to decommission the wells in a decision June 17, 2022. (PDF 257KB)