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Alton Natural Gas Storage Project

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In October 2021, we announced the decision to decommission the Alton Natural Gas Storage Project. We’ve submitted our plan for decommissioning to the Province of Nova Scotia. We’re awaiting feedback from the Province of Nova Scotia on next steps for decommissioning.

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

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.


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What's new?

In October 2021, we announced the decision to decommission the Alton Natural Gas Storage Project. We’ve submitted our plan for decommissioning to the Province of Nova Scotia. We’re awaiting feedback from the Province of Nova Scotia on next steps for decommissioning.

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Safety first

Safety is a core value at Alton and integral to how we operate every day. Our project sites are work areas open only to Alton staff and approved contractors.

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Environment

We are committed to being good stewards of the environment. It’s a fundamental part of how we do business at Alton.

In this section:

  • Learn about environmental monitoring
  • Review research
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Community

We are proud to be a part of the local community, and we are committed to meaningful and open engagement with our neighbours, local Indigenous peoples and all our project stakeholders. We invest in projects and programs to help strengthen the communities where we live, work and do business.

In this section:

  • Learn about our Community Liaison Committee
  • Read more about our engagement with the Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia
  • Explore the community projects we support

Community Involvement

Mi’kmaq engagement

We are committed to building long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with Indigenous communities that recognize and respect Indigenous and Treaty rights, individual values and traditions.

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