The safe and responsible development of natural gas benefits the environment and the economy. Canada’s resources can provide natural gas to consumers for the next 100-plus years at current consumption levels. With advances in recovery technology, potential supplies of natural gas have grown dramatically.
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, natural gas emits 50 per cent fewer greenhouse gases than coal when used for electrical generation.
Global demand for energy is expected to increase 31 per cent by 2040 as economies in both developed and emerging countries continue to grow and standards of living improve. Natural gas will be an important part of that growth and is expected to increase 49 per cent by 2040.