Hotly contested Alton Gas cavern project in Nova Scotia scrapped by Calgary based AltaGas – APTN News

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Hotly contested Alton Gas cavern project in Nova Scotia scrapped by Calgary based AltaGas – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on October 22, 202137 Views

Oct 22, 2021

After years of opposition, an Alberta energy company has abandoned its plan to create huge salt caverns north of Halifax to store natural gas.

AltaGas announced Friday it will decommission the Alton Natural Gas Storage Project near Stewiacke, N.S., because the company has shifted its focus since 2018 when it sold its interest in the Halifax-based natural gas utility Heritage Gas Ltd.

As well, AltaGas said the project had experienced challenges and delays, referring to the opposition the project faced from Indigenous protesters and their allies.

Those opposed to the project had long complained about the company’s plan to remove large, underground salt deposits by flushing them out with water from the nearby Shubenacadie River.

Read More: https://www.aptnnews.ca/national-news/hotly-contested-alton-gas-cavern-project-in-nova-scotia-scrapped-by-calgary-based-altagas/

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