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Natural Gas

Gas Well near Hubert LakeNatural gas is one of Canada's most important forms of energy, an essential part of our daily lives and a pillar of our community. Its use makes economic, environmental and technological sense.

Versatility is the hallmark of natural gas. In Canada, it is now the leading source of heat for homes and businesses, and continues to be adopted by more and more homebuilders and enterprises each year. High-efficiency furnaces, water heaters, clothes dryers, stoves, fireplaces, barbecues, heat pumps and integrated heating-cooling devices also operate on natural gas. The use of natural gas to generate electricity is one of the fastest-growing uses of this fuel.

Development of this resource is very similar to that of crude oil. Visit our Crude Oil Section for more information!

  

   

   


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