Vector Pipeline LP. announced Monday that a new interconnect between its pipeline and ANR Pipeline Co. has been put into service at St. John in Lake County, IN. The connection is designed to provide natural gas customers in the Midwest and southwestern Ontario additional flexibility and access to natural gas supplies at the Joliet/Chicago Hub.

“Existing and future shippers on the Vector and ANR pipeline systems will benefit from this interconnection,” said Craig R. Fishbeck, Vector president. “This will provide ANR customers access to markets in southwestern Ontario and Vector customers additional supply security with access to Midcontinent, Rockies and Gulf Coast supplies on ANR.” Vector said the St. John facilities have a design capacity of 200 MMcf/d.

The 42-inch Vector Pipeline, which is a partnership of Calgary-based Enbridge Inc. (45% interest), Duke Energy Corp. (30%), and DTE Energy Co. (25%), transports Western Canadian natural gas from the Chicago-area market hub in Joliet, IL, to the hub at Dawn, ON.

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