SaskEnergy Steps Up La Ronge Natural Gas Campaign

Wednesday, November 29, 2006 at 15:06



Public meetings are scheduled to take place in La Ronge and Weyakwin today as part of a SaskEnergy natural gas sign-up drive.


SaskEnergy announced a plan a few weeks ago the utility hopes will result in natural gas service to those communities by 2008.


The Crown utility wants to start work on a natural gas pipeline extension early next year.


But spokesman Dave Burdeniuk says they will only do so if they can get 500 customers to sign up.


Burdeniuk says 200 expression of interest forms were handed out at SaskEnergy’s barbecue in La Ronge a few weeks ago.


SaskEnergy will be using today’s meetings to go over residents’ heating bills from last year and spell out the potential savings natural gas will bring.


He is confident any reservations residents might have will be addressed at today’s meetings, noting SaskEnergy officials have had plenty of experience answering the same sort of questions in other communities.