A new opportunity for cheaper heating bills could be coming to Haliburton County. A company called Northeast Midstream was talking with Dysart council yesterday about their ability to bring Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to the area.

CEO Joshua Samuel said this form of heat could mean a savings of 50 to 70 per cent for residents.

Samuel also explained to councilors that LNG is not a fuel. The process includes taking natural gas and chilling it so it turns into a liquid. He says it’s not flammable, toxic or corrosive. In the event of a leak, which Samuel says is rare, it simply dissipates into the atmosphere, not into the ground.

There’s a small window where the company can get some funding from the province, so council has to move quickly. They’ll be looking into the agreement and will make a final decision.