Natural Gas Advocate Confident In La Ronge Project

Thursday, November 30, 2006 at 15:09



SaskEnergy held public informational meetings yesterday in Weyakwin and La Ronge to give residents a chance to learn more about natural gas service and encourage them to sign up early.


The government wants to start construction on a natural gas pipeline to the communities early next year, provided there’s enough interest.


Anglin Lake-La Ronge Natural Gas Committee chair Alice Tataryn says the main concern of residents remains the cost factor — but she’s convinced the government has done enough to subsidize the service.


That’s why Tataryn believes the mandatory 500 sign-ups will definitely be reached before the January 31st deadline.


Tateryn notes SaskEnergy is also offering a few early sign-up perks for customers who commit to natural gas service for their homes or businesses by the deadline.


She says customers who commit before the deadline will be eligible for a $5,000 gift certificate for natural gas appliances and other prizes.


Tataryn also says if northerners pay the hook-up cost in full by January 31st, they will receive a four per cent discount.


SaskEnergy plans to send customer benefit and cost pamphlets to residents in La Ronge and Weyakwin in the next two weeks.