Union Gas announced the availability of 2 Bcf of peak storage atthe Dawn Market Hub. The storage permits summer 1999 injection and1999-2000 winter withdrawal. The storage capacity will be awardedbased on a bidding process. All bids are due by 1 p.m. EST onFriday, May 21. The high bidders will be awarded the capacity by 3p.m. EST that same day. The storage hub has six pipelineinterconnects and easy access to 15 pipeline and distributioncompanies, Union Gas said. The complex has a working capacity of130 Bcf and can deliver 2 Bcf/d for customers.

Encal Energy Ltd. of Calgary said it received approval from theAlberta Energy & Utilities Board (AEUB) for construction of theWilson Creek Pipeline Project. The pipeline permit was originallygranted Feb. 11 but was suspended pending the results of a furtherAEUB hearing. Encal CEO, David Johnson, said construction isexpected to begin as soon as weather conditions permit. Thepipeline will transport gas from Encal’s Wilson Creek/Open Creekproject area for delivery to the Gulf operated Rimbey ProcessingFacility. The Wilson Creek/Open Creek project represents a key gasand liquids producing region for Encal. Upon completion of thepipeline, production net to Encal will increase by 25 MMcfe/d,bringing total net production from this area to about 40 MMcfe/d.

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