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Heritage Gas activates in New Glasgow and Stellarton

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November 13, 2014

Dartmouth, NS – On November 3, Heritage Gas activated its new pipeline to supply natural gas to the towns of New Glasgow and Stellarton. Now homes, businesses and institutions in the area will have the opportunity to use cleaner, more affordable natural gas.

“Heritage Gas is working hard to help more Nova Scotians heat their homes and businesses with natural gas,” said Bill Swan, President of Heritage Gas. “We’re pleased that Anchor Motors has chosen to be our first small business natural gas customer in Stellarton. We appreciate their choice to use natural gas in the new dealership and their commitment to reducing the operation’s environmental footprint.”

“We are pleased to be a partner with Heritage Gas through our choice of natural gas for our new dealership. The efficiencies we will gain by no longer using waste oil will be a significant benefit,” said Marc Comeau, owner of Anchor Motors. “In addition, we’re making the right choice for the environment.

Heritage Gas starting natural gas service to Pictou County is welcome news to local leaders.

“The natural gas pipeline activation in New Glasgow and Stellarton is good for the growth and development of this region and a sustainable future. We are very pleased to work with Heritage Gas to help provide businesses and families with more options for energy sources and efficiency,” said New Glasgow Mayor Barrie MacMillan.

Town of Stellarton Mayor Joe Gennoe recognizes natural gas as an important part of Stellarton’s community energy plan. “The arrival of natural gas is an important step towards having more affordable, sustainable energy options for homes and businesses,” said Gennoe.

Heritage Gas is committed to expanding its natural gas distribution system within the community. Over the next two years, it will lay approximately 15 kilometres of pipe, providing natural gas access to 600 potential residential and commercial customers.

Heritage Gas Limited is a Nova Scotia-based company formed in 2003 for the purpose of operating a regulated natural gas distribution franchise in the province. Heritage Gas provides natural gas service to more than 5,500 customers in Halifax, Pictou, Amherst and Oxford. In 2013 alone, Heritage Gas customers saved more than $76 million and reduced greenhouse gas emissions by over 200,000 tonnes. The company is owned by AltaGas Utility Group Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of AltaGas Ltd., based in Calgary, Alberta.

Founded in 1968, Anchor Motors is a family-owned and operated premier retailer of new and pre-owned Toyota vehicles. With over 26 employees, we serve Northern Nova Scotia. We are known throughout the region for our friendly, customer-focused service.

Media Contact:
Chris Smith, Heritage Gas, 902-466-2003