The natural gas delivery industry serves households and businesses across the country. With the data that stems from this energy delivery, the Canadian Gas Association is able to provide information and analysis to enhance understanding of Canada’s natural gas sector.

  • The Ups and Downs of Natural Gas Prices

    In this issue of By the Numbers, we look at the price of natural gas services. We breakdown a typical gas utility bill and explain the components. We describe the market factors that affect natural gas commodity prices to help explain why they have increased. We also provide comparisons of Canadian natural gas prices with those elsewhere, and with the cost of other energy alternatives here at home.

  • LNG and Canada’s Opportunity to Address Global Energy Security

    This issue of the Canadian Gas Association’s By the Numbers comes at a time when global energy security is at the forefront of energy deliberations around the world. We examine key natural gas trends in Europe and examine the North American LNG market and how the latter, and particularly Canada, can help bolster global energy security.

  • Natural Gas – Reliable Energy When We Need it Most

    This latest issue of By the Numbers comes as a long cold winter shows signs of finally letting up and discusses how natural gas supported power generation through the cold snaps.

    (March 2022)

  • What is Hybrid Heating?

    In this issue of CGA By the Numbers, we look at the opportunity for hybrid heating systems in Canadian households.

    (January 2022)

  • The Renewable Natural Gas Opportunity in Federal Buildings

    In this issue of By the Numbers, we look at the renewable natural gas (RNG) opportunity in federal buildings.
    (October 2021)

  • How many Canadians work in the natural gas sector?

    In this issue we look at employment data within Canada’s natural gas delivery industry and the broader energy sector.

  • Where is Canada on meeting its greenhouse (GHG) targets?

    In this issue, we outline where Canada’s GHG emissions currently sit, relative to the commitment to reduce them by 30 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030. What we see, is that emissions have remained fairly close to their 2005 levels and, as of 2018 (the year of the latest data), would require an annual reduction of just over 2.5 per cent per year to meet the 2030 target.


  • The battery no one talks about: Natural gas storage in Canada

    In this issue, we provide an illustrative explanation of natural gas storage in Canada. (2020)

  • How fast is the natural gas customer base growth?

    In this issue, we chart how the natural gas customer base in Canada has been growing over the past decade. (2020)

  • Updated: What household costs have increased the most?

    In this issue we look at two charts based on data from Statistics Canada that show how various household operation costs have increased over the past 20 years.

  • Remarkable growth in natural gas customer base

    In this issue we highlight the remarkably strong growth seen in consumers adopting natural gas in Canada over the past decade.

  • High efficiency natural gas furnaces’ ascendancy

    In this issue we chart how high efficiency natural gas furnaces have become the most sought after furnace in the market.

  • How fast is the natural gas customer base growing?

    In this issue we chart how the customer base using natural gas in Canada has been growing over the past decade.

  • Demystifying energy measurement units

    In this issue of By the Numbers we look at how the commonly used units of measurement of the various forms of energy (electricity, gasoline, natural gas, diesel fuel, home heating oil, etc.) are related. The goal is to make it easier to compare them on an energy content basis.

  • Natural gas is the most used energy form by 2035

    In this issue of By the Numbers we look at how the demand for end-use forms of energy such as electricity, refined petroleum products (like gasoline and diesel fuel), biofuels and natural gas, is expected to change over the coming decades.

  • Residential energy costs: past, present, and future

    In this issue of By the Numbers we look at the long term history, current level, and future outlook for the main residential energy cost options.

  • The battery no one talks about: natural gas storage in Canada

    The Canadian natural gas system has the capacity to store about 850 billion cubic feet (bcf) of natural gas.

  • How is the natural gas heating season looking?

    In this issue we look at how this winter’s heating season is progressing in Canada and how natural gas markets are responding.