Enbridge acquires gas storage facility in British Columbia for $295 MM

(Reuters) - Canadian pipeline operator Enbridge Inc said on Monday it would acquire Aitken Creek natural gas storage facility in British Columbia (B.C.) from FortisBC Holdings Inc for $294.68 MM.

Aitken Creek Storage is an underground reservoir located in the Montney area, one of Canada's most attractive oil regions.

The storage facility, which is connected to all three major long-haul natural gas transportation lines in Western Canada including Enbridge's Westcoast Pipeline and Alliance Pipeline, has a working storage capacity of 77 billion cubic feet, the company said.

The transaction is expected to close this year.

The Canadian province of B.C. is witnessing a flurry of LNG projects as the world tries to secure alternatives to Russian gas supply following Moscow's invasion of Ukraine.

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