Five Game-Changing Ontario Natural Gas Innovations On the Horizon

Posted by Don Richardson

on May 3, 2015 9:56:49 AM

 

In Quebec, natural gas is fast becoming the fuel of choice for large transportation, long-haul fleets, thanks in part to provincial incentives for vehicle refits and a growing network of "Blue Road" refueling stations.  Will Ontario be next?

 

Background: Why is Natural Gas Innovation Happening in Ontario? 

Before jumping to the Five Game-Changing Natural Gas Innovations discussed below, it's good to get some background on how Ontario got into the position to see these innovations in the first place, where they fit with Ontario's energy future, and why they should matter to you.

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Topics: Unconventional Oil and Gas, Sustainability Innovation in Ontario

$230 Million Rural Ontario Natural Gas Economic Development Program

Posted by Don Richardson

on May 2, 2015 11:37:00 AM

Turning on the Natural Gas in Rural & Remote Ontario!

New $200 million Natural Gas Access Loan and $30 million Natural Gas Economic Development Grant

In the summer of 2014, Ontario's Premier Wynne announced a series of mandates for her ministers, including a set of mandates for low cost natural gas.  Now with the recent Ontario budget, the announcements are rolling out.

Ontario has now announced a new program that combines a $200 million Natural Gas Access Loan with a $30 million Natural Gas Economic Development Grant.  Both initiatives are targeted to rural Ontario natural gas access - for areas of the province that are not currently served with increasingly low cost natural gas, especially rural and remote areas and agri-business.

Ontario says the program is designed to expand the spread of natural gas and  natural gas pipelines in rural Ontario, attract new industry, make commercial transportation and agriculture more affordable, help to create jobs, provide more energy choices and lower electricity prices for businesses and consumers of rural ontario natural gas.

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Topics: Unconventional Oil and Gas, Sustainability Innovation in Ontario