Striped bass study results

The results from a first round of laboratory tests show Striped bass are very salinity tolerant. The testing is part of the environmental monitoring program for the Alton Natural Gas Storage Project.

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View the fish monitoring trial

We’ve made it easier to watch the fish monitoring trial for the Alton Natural Gas Storage Project. The 96 hours of footage from the trial can now be viewed alongside other Alton Gas videos on YouTube.  There is a link on the Alton website to the fish monitoring trial videos and other Alton videos.

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New brine infographic

A new infographic on the Alton website helps explain how much brine will be released into the tidal water of the Shubenacadie River estuary as the natural gas storage caverns at Alton are developed.

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Alton and natural gas

We provided the following guest commentary to the Chronicle Herald and the Truro Daily News to share facts about the Alton project and natural gas use in Nova Scotia:

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Natural gas report

The Canadian Gas Association has published a new report on Canada’s natural gas market ahead of the upcoming heating season.

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Seine net survey

Monitoring on the Shubenacadie River estuary for the Alton Natural Gas Storage Project includes regular seine net surveys by researchers from Dalhousie University.

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The geology of gas storage

We shared the following information in The Chronicle Herald on March 28, 2017 about the geology of natural gas storage and the Alton project:

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Fish monitoring trial

As part of the environmental monitoring for the Alton Natural Gas Storage Project, a 96 hour trial took place in the fall of 2016. A 96 hour trial is commonly used to scientifically test the tolerance of fish to specific environmental conditions such as salinity. 

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Court decision regarding appeal of Industrial Approval

Today the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia released a decision setting aside the Minister of Environment’s April 18, 2016 decision to dismiss an Appeal by Sipekne’katik First Nation. The Court has ordered the matter be referred back to the Minister for further action. The Industrial Approval remains in effect for Alton and the Court did not issue a stay against further project work. A copy of the decision is available on The Courts of Nova Scotia website here.

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Help on the Water

The Stewiacke and District Volunteer Fire Department can now help people in trouble on the water, thanks to a recent donation from the Alton Natural Gas Storage Project.

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New video explains river research

A new video on research in the Shubenacadie River estuary features Dr. Jim Duston, a fin fish biologist at Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Agriculture. 

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Fish science at Alton

Years of fish research on the Shubenacadie River have been summarized in new fact sheets available on the Alton Natural Gas Storage Project website.

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Letter to the Editor about Alton

In case you didn’t see it, we shared a Letter to the Editor in The Chronicle Herald on June 9, 2016 about the Alton Natural Gas Storage Project. Here’s the letter as it appeared in the paper:

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New content posted to website

We have updated our Clean Energy Future website to share new questions and answers about natural gas and the Alton Natural Gas Storage Project.

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Calling all contractors

Join us on April 26 to learn more about upcoming work opportunities at the Alton Natural Gas Storage Project.

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Alton Natural Gas Storage Update

We’d like to provide you with an update on the Alton Natural Gas Storage Project. Based on feedback we have heard from some members of the community and the Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia, we have decided to pause major civil construction activities until this summer. The company will only undertake routine maintenance and minor upgrades of its facilities. This break in activity will allow for more discussions about the project.

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New donation funding form now available

At Alton Natural Gas Storage we strive to excel as responsible corporate citizens by giving back to the community by providing funding to non-profit organizations, projects and initiatives that help build and enhance the community.

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Alton Natural Gas Storage Receives Remaining Government Permits

January 21, 2016 (Stewiacke, NS) – Alton Natural Gas Storage LP (Alton) welcomes the recent issuing of all remaining permits by the government of Nova Scotia for its natural gas storage project. Alton will continue its efforts to engage the community and maintain a collaborative, consultative approach to developing natural gas storage facilities near Stewiacke, Nova Scotia. Alton has been working with the Mi'kmaq of Nova Scotia and federal and provincial governments to integrate and implement recommendations from a Kwilmu'kw Maw-klusuaqn Negotiation Office (KMKNO)-commissioned third party review into its monitoring plans. This collaboration ensures the appropriate environmental and ecosystem measures are in place to protect the Shubenacadie River, its fish and fish habitat. Historically, storing hydrocarbons in underground salt caverns has been the safest, most secure method of natural gas storage. We look forward to resuming operations in a safe and respectful manner.

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Open House, March 12

A public open house was held at the Brookfield Fire Hall on March 12 in Colchester County, Nova Scotia.

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