The growing resource base – now including renewable natural gas (RNG) – continues to drive-up the available supply of natural gas to record levels across North America. This abundant supply helped keep natural gas storage levels near record highs all winter, in turn contributing to low prices for customers – more and more of whom want access to this affordable product. Emission reductions are also being delivered as natural gas use is substituted for higher emitting alternatives. Natural gas remains Canada’s clean and affordable energy choice. Click here to read full report.
Authorized Return on Equity for Canadian and U.S. Gas and Electric Utilities
The fifth edition of the newsletter has been produced by Concentric Energy Advisors. This document summarizes the latest information available on authorized ROEs and common equity ratios for over 40 Canadian gas and electric utilities. For comparison purposes, the newsletter also presents the average and median authorized ROEs and common equity ratios for U.S. gas and electric distributors, as reported by SNL Financial’s Regulatory Research Associates.
For more information on this publication, contact one of the representatives from Concentric Energy Advisors noted at the bottom of the newsletter.
Liquefied Natural Gas: A Marine Fuel for Canada’s Great Lakes and East Coast
Liquefied Natural Gas: A Marine Fuel for the Great Lakes and Canada’s East Coast is a condensed version of the Transport Canada report TP 15347 E, Canadian Marine Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Supply Chain Project, Phase 2/3 - Great Lakes and East Coast.
Of the work carried out in Phase 1 – West Coast, many of the findings and related aspects of the work were transferable to the Great Lakes and East Coast regions of Canada. New work was required to update regulatory and policy changes since the first report and also for aspects that were found to be unique to these new regions (economic modelling, implementation scenario options based on local infrastructure, and aggregate regional environmental and economic benefit analysis). While following the same layout as the original Phase 1 – West Coast report and retaining much of the same information, this report reflects the distinct differences between the regions and the revised scope of the project (Phase 2/3 considers compressed natural gas (CNG) as an additional option for some applications).
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CGA Federal Clean Fuel Standard Discussion Paper Comments
CGA and its member company natural gas utilities have participated extensively in the consultation process of Environment and Climate Change Canada's Clean Fuel Standards including both in the face to face meetings and on the technical webinars. Our engagement reflects our commitment to supporting the best policy framework possible to assist in the achievement of Canadian GHG emission reduction targets.
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The Natural Gas Opportunity – Manitoba
Manitoba has the sixth largest natural gas distribution system in the country, and it serves as a key piece of an integrated energy delivery network that provides significant energy benefits for the province’s households and businesses. What follows is a summary of energy use in Manitoba and the role that natural gas plays in the province’s energy system.
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