March 18, 2005
TransGas initiates steps to resume
cavern-development operations at Asquith Natural Gas
On Friday, March 18, 2005, TransGas
initiated steps to resume cavern-development operations
at its Asquith Natural Gas Storage Project, after
receiving an amended water-use licence from the project
regulator, the Saskatchewan Watershed Authority.
The amendments to the water-use license
clarify a number of the conditions identified during an
independent review of the project, conducted by the
Saskatchewan Research Council. TransGas has agreed to
these conditions and will operate within the established
Prior to the resumption of project
operations, officials from the SWA and TransGas met with
members of the Grandora Water Committee, to brief them
on the terms of the amended water-use licence.
The pumps at the project source wells
near Vanscoy were restarted this afternoon, to allow a
safety inspection of the water pipeline. Once that is
completed, cavern-washing operations will resume.
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