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Global project schedule

Please note that the exceptional situation we are experiencing with the pandemic could have an impact on our timeline. We are closely monitoring the matter and will adapt the project in accordance with the authorities’ requests. To follow the work in progress and consult the overall timeline by sector, click here (in French).
Approval of project by Régie de l’énergie
January 2020
Construction
May 2020 — December 2020
Commissioning
December 2020
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  • 4 Pressure regulator stations

    They will be used to regulate pressure on the network and will be installed at the entrance to the various neighbourhoods, near the following intersections:

    • Avenue Royale and Rue Asselin in Saint-Charles-de-Bellechasse;
    • Route 281 and Rang du Bras in Saint-Raphael;
    • Chemin Saint-François East and Montée de Morigeau in Saint-François-de-la-Rivière-du-Sud;
    • Chemin des Poirier and Chemin du Coteau in Montmagny.
  • Supply network

    • Materials: steel 
    • Diameter: 4 in. and 8 in.
    • Installation: mainly on public rights of way
    • Length: 55 km
  • Distribution system

    • Materials: plastic (polyethylene)
    • Diameter: 4 in. and 8 in.
    • Installation: mainly on public rights of way
    • Length: 25 km
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Natural gas

  • Natural gas is 95% methane (CH4).
  • Methane is produced in nature by living organisms and decomposing organic substances.
  • It is lighter than air and disperses into the atmosphere when released.
  • It is naturally odourless. We add mercaptan, a substance that releases a similar smell to rotten eggs, which makes it possible to detect it at very low concentrations in the air (less than 1%).
  • Natural gas is not toxic or water soluble.

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Advantages of natural gas

By replacing petroleum products, natural gas helps to reduce greenhouse gases by 32%. Natural gas emits significantly fewer atmospheric pollutants and makes it possible to eliminate nearly all sulfur oxides (SOx) and nitrogen oxides (NOx), pollutants which are, among other things, responsible for acid rain and health problems.
  • 32% reduction in GHG
  • 99% reduction in SO2 emissions
  • 70% reduction in NOx emissions
  • 70% reduction in fine particulates
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