Oxford Frozen Foods and Town of Oxford Welcome Cleaner, Lower Cost Energy from Heritage Gas
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October 11, 2012
OXFORD – One of Nova Scotia’s leading businesses is now using natural gas as its energy choice, saving money and helping the environment in the process.
Oxford Frozen Foods made the switch at the end of September 2012 from fuel oil to natural gas provided by Heritage Gas on a new lateral line into the Town of Oxford built earlier this year. To construct the natural gas pipeline into its Oxford plant, Oxford Frozen Foods made a direct investment of $1.6 million, with an equivalent indirect amount. The investment in natural gas will improve the company’s productivity and efficiency of its operations, particularly with respect to the difficult frozen carrot and appetizer businesses.
“By investing in natural gas, not only is Oxford Frozen Foods reducing our costs, our greenhouse gas emissions and our environmental footprint, but we are also taking another step in securing the employment of 600 fellow employees in Oxford,” said David Hoffman, Co-Chief Executive Officer of Oxford Frozen Foods. “Thanks to the joint efforts of Oxford and Heritage in developing this business solution, we are delighted to become a customer of Heritage Gas. Our energy costs are going down, we are convinced that our investment will be repaid over time, and our commitment to staying in rural Nova Scotia and keeping people working have never been stronger.”
Compressed Natural Gas Coming to Shaw Brick
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October 15, 2012
DARTMOUTH – Heritage Gas has reached a services agreement with The Shaw Group Limited to provide natural gas to the company’s operations in Lantz, Nova Scotia.
Construction of facilities for compressed natural gas (CNG) will begin later this month, with gas flowing to The Shaw Group Limited by April 2013.
“Heritage Gas is all about getting natural gas to as many Nova Scotians as we can,” said Jim Bracken, President of Heritage Gas. “Be it a homeowner, a small business or a major employer like The Shaw Group Limited, we want our customers to enjoy the cost savings, the reliability and the environmental benefits of using clean energy like natural gas.”
Heritage Gas is continuing to expand its gas distribution pipeline system, recently bringing gas to the Town of Oxford on a new lateral pipeline. By using CNG trucking to deliver natural gas beyond the existing pipeline infrastructure, Heritage Gas is turning to a proven, safe and reliable energy delivery solution to bring natural gas to customers where expanding the pipeline would be too expensive.
Heritage Gas Reaches New Milestone - connects 4000 customer
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September 27, 2012
HALIFAX – The use of natural gas continues to grow in Nova Scotia, with customer 4000 signing up with Heritage Gas.
The milestone customers are Bruce Wood and Kim Campbell, residential home owners in the south end of Halifax, who welcomed natural gas into their home for the first time this past week.
“We’re thrilled to have Bruce and Kim make the switch to natural gas,” said Jim Bracken, President of Heritage Gas. We deeply appreciate that Bruce and his family chose natural gas for their home. Heritage Gas is looking forward to offering this reliable energy choice to even more Nova Scotians, providing lower cost, cleaner energy for today and the years ahead.”
Heritage Gas serves customers through a pipeline system that connects Halifax, Dartmouth, Halifax Stanfield International Airport, Amherst, Bedford and the Town of Oxford. The company is currently working to deliver natural gas to homes and businesses in and beyond these areas of the province. Since 2004, Heritage Gas has invested more than $200 million in over 300 kilometres of natural gas infrastructure to date.
“Heritage Gas is committed to getting as much natural gas to as many homes and businesses in Nova Scotia as we possibly can,” added Bracken. “In the last year alone, the number of Nova Scotia customers who have signed up for natural gas has gone up by 20 per cent, but we are determined to earn the business of thousands more.”
For Immediate Release
April 2, 2012
Heritage Gas signs agreement to serve major new customers
DARTMOUTH – Minas Basin Pulp & Power Company Limited and CKF Inc. have signed an agreement with Heritage Gas Limited which the parties hope will lead to Heritage Gas delivering natural gas to Minas Basin Pulp & Power and CKF facilities in Hantsport by 2013.
“On behalf of the Heritage Gas team, I am delighted that we have an agreement in place to put Minas Basin Pulp & Power and CKF on the road to becoming our customers. They are major employers and energy users and Heritage Gas is looking forward to helping them save on their energy costs with a cleaner, greener source of energy,” said Jim Bracken, President of Heritage Gas. “With the price of natural gas expected to be perennially lower than oil, there are clear advantages for major employers and institutions in Nova Scotia like Minas Pulp & Power and CKF to make the switch to natural gas.”
As Hantsport is beyond the current Nova Scotia franchise area provided to Heritage Gas, the company is applying to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board to amend the current terms of its franchise to include the community.
Natural Gas to Oxford Frozen Foods & Oxford in 2012
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January 12, 2012
HALIFAX - Heritage Gas today announced it has reached an agreement with Oxford Frozen Foods to provide natural gas to the company’s operations in Oxford, Nova Scotia. Construction of the natural gas system is planned to commence in early May with gas provided to Oxford Frozen Foods in July 2012.
“The continued growth of the natural gas distribution system within Nova Scotia is very exciting. We are pleased to be able to bring natural gas to Oxford and to have Oxford Frozen Foods as a new customer,” said Jim Bracken, president of Heritage Gas. As business owners recognize the significant financial and environmental benefits of utilizing natural gas, they are switching to natural gas or choosing natural gas for new buildings wherever possible.
“Energy costs are a major operating expense for all businesses in Nova Scotia. Oxford Frozen Foods embraced the opportunity to significantly reduce a large portion of the company’s energy costs by converting to natural gas,” said David Hoffman Co-CEO of Oxford Frozen Foods. “Natural gas is a much cleaner energy source and converting to it aligns with the company’s environmental practices and stewardship. As a business leader in the region, we are also pleased to have worked with Heritage Gas to bring natural gas to the community.”
In 2012, Heritage Gas will also be marketing natural gas to Oxford homeowners and businesses from Upper Water and Foundary, to Main and James, and up to the Oxford Frozen Foods main facility. It is anticipated that natural gas will be available to interested homeowners and commercial property owners adjacent to the natural gas line starting the summer of 2012.
President, Heritage Gas
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