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EMPLOYMENT: Canada’s natural gas distribution sector directly employs 17,000 full time workers, the pipeline transmission sector is over 2,000, while the upstream sector employs nearly 30,000 Canadians plus thousands more in jobs that support their operations.

TRANSPORTATION FUELS: When compared to motor fuels like diesel and gasoline, both compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) use can lower energy costs by 30-40 per cent. They can also reduce emissions by a reduction of over 20 per cent.

LNG FOR RAIL: According to the U.S. Energy Information Agency, liquefied natural gas (LNG) will play an increasing rolein powering freight locomotives in coming years. Continued growth in domestic natural gas production and substantially lower natural gas prices compared to crude oil prices could result in significant cost savings for locomotives that use LNG as a fuel source, according to the EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook 2014 (AEO2014).

Canadian Natural Gas Storage

Canadian Natural Gas Storage

Source: First Energy Capital Corp

STORAGE: There are four types of natural gas storage facilities used in North America: depleted natural gas reservoirs, abandoned aquifers, salt caverns and constructed liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage containers. In addition significant natural gas quantities are stored as “line pack” which is the gas contained within the integrated North American pipeline network. The United States and Canada have approximately 4.70 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of working natural gas storage capacity (3.9 Tcf in the US and 0.80 Tcf in Canada). This volume is equal to approximately 60 days of average daily North American consumption.

37 million

is the estimated number of natural gas trucks and buses to be on the road worldwide by 2022

Canada’s Natural Gas Exports: A total of 19.67bcf/day of liquefied natural gas (LNG) has been approved by the National Energy Board (NEB) for export from Canada’s West Coast to new demand markets.  This quantity is over 30 per cent greater than Canada’s natural gas production in 2012 at 14.9 bcf/day.

DOMECTIC Demand: Natural gas is used in over 6.4 million homes, businesses and institutions in Canada.  Over 90 per cent of customers are residential homes and over 50 per cent of customers are in Ontario.  Overall demand for natural gas in Canada has increased by close to 11 per cent since the 2009 recession.