Developers & Community Expansion

New Developments & Community Expansion 

New developments may impact the operation of our natural gas line facilities and the transmission of natural gas. These implications are different from those of a single building project. 

The timing of the development is important. It affects engineering assessments and the planning of any required changes to the gas line system. Examples of changes that could be required due to development near a gas line include: 

  • Gas line reroute (charges may apply) 
  • Pipe replacement (charges may apply) 
  • Gas line pressure testing
  • Installation of block valve(s)

The above work often results in natural gas transmission service outages in the area. Outages require extensive planning to maintain service to our customers. 

Sometimes an outage is not feasible. This could be for reasons such as cold weather challenges or significant customer and/or system impacts. That's why communicating with us about development timing is so important. 

Factors that may influence natural gas line operation include: 

  • development location in proximity to the gas lines 
  • development size and density
  • development type (i.e. residential, industrial, commercial)
  • development timing

Preliminary Planning

It is important that developers communicate with TransGas during the preliminary stages of planning. Doing so helps to identify potential concerns ranging from the weight of the equipment being used to potential class location or setback issues.

  View the Recommended Setback and Utility Corridor Requirements

Planning ahead is the first step in making sure your project is successful. Sask 1st Call requires at least three full work days of notice to locate buried utility lines. You must also obtain crossing and/or encroachment permits from TransGas to perform work over, near, or across natural gas lines.