Issue 2, 2016

RESPONSIBLE RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT: Through the responsible development of Canada’s natural gas resources, companies are creating good, well-paying and highly skilled jobs in communities across the country. According to the Conference Board of Canada, British Columbia’s natural gas sector alone could attract an average of more than $7.5 billion in new investment each year from now until 2035.

SINCE 2000, UTILITIES HAVE INVESTED

$1 BILLION

IN NATURAL GAS COSTS AND REDUCING CUSTOMER EMISSIONS BY 50 MEGATONNES.

Source: Canadian Gas Association

EXPANDING THE REACH: With an abundant supply of natural gas providing cost savings for homeowners, businesses, and industry and environmental benefits, many provinces are now looking at ways to expand natural gas infrastructure so that more citizens and businesses can access this energy choice.

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RENEWABLE NATURAL GAS TARGET: The natural gas distribution industry has set a target of 10 per cent RNG-blend natural gas in the pipeline distribution system by 2030. This would result in a 14 megatonnes GHG reduction, equal to taking 3 million cars off the road.


Did you Know?

Fuel cells can generate electricity from hydrogen obtained from natural gas.


RESIDENTIAL NATURAL GAS USE: Natural gas usage per household has decreased even as overall demand for energy has risen. This trend is due in part to installation of tighter-fitting windows and doors, better insulation, utility sponsored energy efficiency programs, and the development of increasingly more efficient natural gas appliances.

FUEL WITH NATURAL GAS – MARINE FLEET: Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is a clean and affordable fuel choice for marine and ferry fleets. Using LNG makes it possible to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 25 per cent, compared with marine diesel, in addition to almost completely eliminating fine particle emissions and other air pollutants.