Natural gas has a central place in Canada’s energy mix meeting over 30 per cent of the country’s energy needs. Today over 6.7 million customers representing well over 20 million Canadians rely on affordable, clean, safe and reliable natural gas for heat and power in homes, apartments, buildings, businesses, hospitals and schools.
That reliability is assured because of the extensive distribution and storage infrastructure. This is especially important when temperatures fall and/or stay low for extended periods. Utilities can rely on stored natural gas to meet the demand and deliver the energy needed to heat homes, businesses and institutions during those cold winter days.
The following report focuses on natural gas storage and the role it plays in the delivery of energy solutions for Canadians. It summarizes:
the different types of storage facilities;
storage locations and volume capacity;
the role that storage plays in ensuring a reliable supply of natural gas, and
an outlook of storage levels ahead of this heating season.
The Canadian Natural Gas Opportunity: GHG Reduction Potential to 2030
Investment in transmission and distribution systems and access to an affordable, plentiful supply has dramatically changed the role of natural gas in the Canadian and continental market over several decades. At a national level, natural gas provides 32% of the energy used in Canada on an annual basis and plays a critical role as affordable energy for the Canadian economy.
Canadian Gas Association Submission to the New Brunswick Legislature Select Committee on Climate Change
The Government of New Brunswick has launched a Select Committee on Climate Change to explore solutions to reduce emissions while respecting New Brunswick’s distinct economic challenges and opportunities. The province’s economy features export and energy-intensive industries. As a result, it is important that emissions reductions solutions are cost-effective and aimed at strengthening energy efficiency, driving innovation, and increasing access to affordable, clean, safe, and reliable sources of energy.
The Canadian Gas Association (CGA) welcomes the opportunity to outline in this report, “The Natural Gas Opportunity in New Brunswick”, how natural gas and the natural gas delivery industry can help the province meet its economic and environmental objectives.
Comments from the Canadian Gas Association on the “Draft Outline for the Proposed Joint U.S.-Canadian Electric Grid Strategy”.
The Canadian Gas Association (CGA) and the Canadian natural gas distribution industry understand the important role that governments can play in the enhancement and strengthening of our North American energy delivery systems.
Click here to read CGA's comments on the "Draft Outline for the Proposed Joint U.S. - Canadian Electric Grid Strategy"
The Natural Gas Opportunity: British Columbia
British Columbia has the fourth 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 affordability and environmental benefits for its households and businesses. What follows is a summary of energy use in the province and the role that natural gas plays in the province’s energy system.