Issue 1, 2017

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NATURAL GAS USAGE: The average Canadian household uses approximately 3,100 cubic metres of natural gas to meet its natural gas needs (space heating, water heating, cooking, etc.) for a year. That amounts to approximately 8.5 cubic metres of natural gas per day. (source: Statistic Canada)


COMMITMENT TO EFFICIENCY – BETWEEN 2000 – 2013:  

850-million

 

$850 million was invested by natural gas utilities invested in energy efficiency and conservation programs. 

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3 million – Canadian natural gas efficiency programs improved air quality equivalent to taking nearly this many cars off the road.

750-million

 

$750 million in natural gas costs were saved by customers thanks to Canadian natural gas efficiency programs. (source CGA)


April is Safe Digging Month

Every year buried natural gas, electricity, cable, water and telecommunications services are interrupted because excavation happens without determining the location of this critical buried infrastructure. Whether you’re a contractor working on a major project or a do-it-yourselfer planning a home improvement job, planting a tree or installing a fence or deck, go to www.clickbeforeyoudig.com to safely identify buried utility lines.

DID YOU KNOW?

UTILITIES ODORIZE NATURAL GAS WITH MERCAPTAN—WHICH SMELLS SIMILAR TO ROTTEN EGGS—IN ORDER TO PROVIDE AN ADDED LAYER OF SAFETY FOR LEAK DETECTION PURPOSES.

Source: Canadian Gas Association

 

KNOW WHAT’S BELOW

Natural gas is safe energy, safely delivered.  Remember to:

  • maintain gas appliances and fuel lines;
  • obtain locates before any excavation project; and
  • report the smell of natural gas immediately.