The Canadian Gas Association recognizes Canadian Natural Gas Utility Workers’ Day on October 10, 2020. On this day, we pay tribute to Canada’s natural gas utility workers and the important role they play in supporting communities across the country through the delivery of affordable and reliable natural gas.
The dedicated essential service utility workers provide is all the more important during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Keeping energy flowing safely to Canadians is our first priority. We invite Canadians to join us and show their support for their local natural gas utility via Twitter at @cga_acg.
The official Canadian Natural Gas Utility Workers’ Day is October 10, a day that marks the final weld on the cross-Canada natural gas mainline infrastructure system completed in 1957. The mainline system connects western Canadian energy supplies to eastern markets, servicing millions of consumers.
For all Canadian Gas Association members and their employees, safety is their top priority and each employee in the industry contributes to the culture of safety. “The men and women who operate Canada’s natural gas delivery systems play a pivotal role in safely delivering this clean energy source to more than 20 million Canadians every day,” said Timothy M. Egan, President and CEO of the Canadian Gas Association. “They are deserving of this recognition: their constant behind-the-scenes efforts guarantee that Canadians continue to benefit from our country’s most affordable and reliable energy service.”
This first annual countrywide event is intended to build public awareness about the hard work done by all the employees of natural gas delivery companies. On this day, we work to educate Canadians on the environmental, safety and cost benefits of using natural gas. Particularly now, in the midst of continued lockdowns and their economic consequences, customers are concerned about ready access to affordable and reliable energy at home and at work. Natural gas utility workers understand this need and step up to the plate every day to support the communities in which they operate.
For more information about CGA, its members and the natural gas delivery industry, please visit: www.cga.ca.
The Canadian Gas Association is the voice of Canada’s natural gas delivery industry. Its membership includes natural gas distribution and transmission companies, equipment manufacturers, and suppliers to the industry. Our utility members are active in eight provinces and two territories and meet 35% of Canadians’ energy needs through a network of more than 566,000 kilometers of underground infrastructure. This infrastructure can also be used to deliver renewable gases including renewable natural gas and hydrogen, in order to contribute to Canada’s greenhouse gas emission reductions. Today, over 20 million Canadians rely on natural gas for clean affordable and reliable energy.