Natural Gas Flowing To New Areas South Of La Ronge

Friday, December 05, 2008 at 15:07



SaskEnergy says the first stage of the La Ronge natural gas project is complete, with gas now flowing through a newly installed pipeline distribution system to Ramsey Bay and Weyakwin.


The Crown utility says customers in Ramsey Bay began converting their furnaces and other equipment to accept natural gas this week.


Several customers in Weyakwin are expected to complete equipment conversions in the upcoming weeks.


According to SaskEnergy, construction on the La Ronge Pipeline Project will continue throughout the winter with the installation of the high-pressure steel transmission pipeline along Highway 2 along 16-18 kilometres of muskeg.


The pipe will be ploughed into the frozen muskeg, and weighted down.


SaskEnergy says this will happen early in the New Year.


As well, a gas pipeline will be trenched into the area leading to the La Ronge Airport.


Gas mains have already been installed in the communities of Air Ronge and the Lac La Ronge Indian Band.


SaskEnergy says the project goal is to have the first customers in the town of La Ronge connected by next summer.