Gazoduc TQM is currently undertaking upgrades to its network by adding permanent aboveground infrastructures, notably a pigging station adjacent to the AV25 valve site in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures. Stantec, which has been contracted to perform the work, has turned to Activa Environnement and its expertise for carrying out agronomic monitoring at the construction site.

The agronomist responsible for the monitoring will notably ensure that the work is compliant with conditions stipulated by the Commission de protection du territoire agricole du Québec (CPTAQ) in its authorization.

This dedicated natural gas pipeline stretches 572 km and comprises 31 delivery points and two compressor stations. Natural gas is carried from Ontario and the northeast US to Quebec, where it is used as fuel by businesses, industry and the company’s clients in Quebec.

About Gazoduc TQM

Gazoduc Trans Québec & Maritimes Inc. (Gazoduc TQM) is owned equally by two major Canadian natural gas companies, namely 9265-0860 Québec Inc. (a wholly-owned subsidiary of , L.P.) and TransCanada PipeLines Limited.

The company was founded in 1980 and has operated a gas transmission system since 1982 from its point of interconnection with the TransCanada PipeLines system in Les Cèdres, west of Montréal, to Lévis (Saint-Nicolas), on the South Shore of the St. Lawrence River near Québec City. In December 1998, Gazoduc TQM completed the pipeline, thereby extending its system from Terrebonne (Lachenaie), east of Montréal, to East Hereford on the New Hampshire border to be connected to the Portland Natural Gas Transmission System. Since 1991, Gazoduc TQM has met more than half of Quebec’s natural gas demand.