Natural gas expanding in rural Ontario

Natural gas expanding in rural Ontario

Kaitlynn Anderson |

Some rural Ontarians can look forward to future savings on their heating and farm energy bills.

The provincial government plans to invest nearly $100-million to provide 11 communities with natural gas service, according to Tuesday’s release. (The projects await regulatory approval from the Ontario Energy Board.)

The investment will allow 11,300 families and businesses to lower the costs of heating their homes and buildings. In fact, families could shave up to $1,100 off their energy bills, the release stated.

By having access to natural gas, farms that currently rely on electricity, propane or oil can become more efficient in their operations as well.

The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) has advocated for this change on behalf of rural Ontario…(Read the full story)

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