Safe, responsible development of natural gas benefits the environment and the economy. GET THE FACTS:

Natural Gas IS

Appliances, vehicles and power plants using natural gas are highly efficient. This high efficiency makes it a cleaner energy option than other fossil fuels. In fact, it is the cleanest-burning hydrocarbon.

Source: Natural Resources Canada

Changing Markets

With exports to the U.S. declining, Canada’s industry is exploring new markets for Canadian natural gas. Several liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminals are proposed on Canada’s West Coast. Asian energy demand continues to grow, with China’s demand for natural gas growing five per cent annually.

Asian markets would be an eight-day to 11-day sail from proposed LNG terminals on Canada’s West Coast.

Economic Benefits

Natural gas is an important part of Canada’s economy, providing thousands of jobs and significant revenue for provincial and federal governments.

Thousands of Jobs

The natural gas sector employed more than 172,000 Canadians in direct, indirect and induced jobs in 2010. This number is expected to nearly double to 317,000 jobs across Canada by 2035.

Source: CERI 2011

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Debolt Water Treatment Plant

The water treatment plant — the first of its kind in North America — takes sour, saline water from the Debolt formation, an aquifer approximately 700 metres below potable water sources. The plant pumps the water to the surface, removes the hydrogen sulfide, and then Encana and Apache use the water for hydraulic fracturing in the Horn River Basin. more

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Dawson Creek Reclaimed Water Project

In September 2012, Shell Canada and the City of Dawson Creek opened the Dawson Creek Reclaimed Water Project. The facility, with a capacity of 4,000 cubic metres per day, treats municipal waste water for use in Shell’s Groundbirch natural gas venture and the City of Dawson Creek’s municipal operations. more

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Waste Management, Inc.

For Waste Management, Inc. natural gas plays an increasingly important role in moving the wheels that pick up our garbage and recyclables. more