Issue 3


WHAT IS THE DEMAND FOR CANADIAN NATURAL GAS? Statistics Canada reports that, in 2013, natural gas domestic sales totaled 3.006 trillion cubic feet. Canada exported a further 2.912 trillion cubic feet to the United States by pipeline.


Did you know…

A load of laundry dried with natural gas can cost


less than with electricity


WHO ARE THE CUSTOMERS OF NATURAL GAS? Canada’s natural gas distribution and transmission companies deliver energy solutions to over half of the Canadian population – approximately 22,000 industrial locations, 566,000 commercial establishments and over 5.9 million homes. (Source: Statistics Canada 129-0003)

WHO IS THE LARGEST NATURAL GAS CONSUMER IN CANADA? According to Statistics Canada, Canadian industry consumes the largest amount – over 64 per cent – of natural gas delivered each year.  This number could increase as industry turns more to clean and affordable natural gas for heating and processing needs.

Natural Gas Distribution Systems – Canada 2013 (kilometres)

Distribution_ENCANADA’S UNDERGROUND NATURAL GAS ASSETS.  Over 440,000 kilometres of underground transmission and distribution pipeline have been built out to bring natural gas across the country to over 6.5 million customers.  Large diameter, higher pressure transmission pipelines carry natural gas from its source to major end-use regions. Smaller diameter distribution lines then carry it along streets, and very small service lines deliver it to the metres at homes, schools, hospitals, businesses, and other end-use establishments.

CANADA-U.S. COOPERATION ON NATURAL GAS AS A TRANSPORTATION FUEL. The Harper Government and the Obama Administration recently released the Canada-United States Regulatory Cooperation Council’s Joint Forward Plan, followed a few weeks later by an MOU on enhanced energy cooperation. The two documents signal a closer working relationship on a range of issues, including natural gas for transportation.

STATISTICS CANADA RECENTLY CONFIRMED THAT natural gas continues to increase in Canada’s energy mix now representing over 32 per cent of energy use.   Refined petroleum products continue to lead with 38 per cent share of the total, while electricity fills 22.5 per cent of energy demand in Canada.