Welcome to our third and final issue of 2018. This year has been a busy one for CGA and at present it looks as though 2019 will mean more of the same: energy is front page news and natural gas is top-of-mind energy.  Next year will be particularly interesting as energy is shaping up to be a major issue for the fall 2019 election campaign. In preparation for that, much of our focus at CGA will be on engaging the politically active on how energy affects constituents’ interests. Affordability in the face of rising costs, reliability in the face of outages, sustainability in the face of aggressive emission reduction targets, innovation in the face of ever-changing technology – all of these issues are on the minds of Canadians. We believe natural gas has a great story to tell on each of them and we want to make sure it is well understood.

Recent reports from the NEB on the domestic front, and the IEA on the international front, speak to just how important that natural gas story continues to be for our country and the globe. The articles that follow offer interesting perspectives on this importance. I hope that you find this issue of Energy informative and thought-provoking and, as always, I encourage you to get in touch with us with your feedback. From all of us at CGA we wish you a Merry Christmas and the best for the holiday season, and may your 2019 be filled with Energy!