For comprehensive information on Natural Gas in Alberta, visit Alberta’s Official Natural Gas Information Site.

Advantages of Natural Gas

  1. Eco-Friendly: Natural gas is cleaner-burning than oil, contributing less to greenhouse gas emissions.
  2. Cost-Effective and Safe: It is cheaper and safer compared to propane.
  3. Highly Efficient: The average household consumes around 120 GJ of natural gas per year.
  4. Versatile Utility: Use natural gas for a range of applications, including heating, cooking, power generation, and even as fuel for vehicles.

Natural Gas in Alberta

  • Major Producer: Alberta accounts for approximately 70% of Canada’s total natural gas production.
  • Abundant Reserves: In 2012, Alberta’s gas reserves produced 3.7 trillion cubic feet of gas.
  • Multi-Use Resource: Natural gas primarily serves industrial applications, electrical generation, and residential heating. More recently, it is also being used as a fuel for vehicles.
  • Coal Bed Methane: Alberta is rich in coal bed methane, with estimates of up to 500 trillion cubic feet.
  • Extensive Infrastructure: Alberta boasts one of the world’s most extensive natural gas pipeline networks, featuring more than 400,000 kilometers of energy-related pipelines.