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"
COMMENTS OF THE CANADIAN GAS ASSOCIATION ON THE QUADRENNIAL ENERGY REVIEW SECOND INSTALLMENT (QER 1.2)
In April, 2015, the Department of Energy (DOE) released the Quadrennial Energy Review (QER). The QER recognized that the energy relationship between the U.S. and Canada is highly intertwined, and noted opportunities to collaborate on initiatives to promote clean energy and environmental responsibility. DOE stated that the development of the QER provided an opportunity to engage Canada “in a deeper dialogue on the integrated nature of North American energy systems – including transmission, storage, and distribution infrastructure.” Among the recommendations included in the QER to further enhance North American energy integration was integration of energy data between the U.S. and Canada, undertaking comparative and joint energy system modeling, planning and forecasting between the U.S. and Canada, and establishing collaborative programs to harmonize regulations across the border.
Read more about comments of the Canadian Gas Association on the Quadrennial Energy Review second installment(QER 1.2)