November 2017, Vol. 244, No. 11


75 Years for Growth, Innovation

Seventy-five years ago, Union Gas pioneered the use of underground storage for natural gas in Ontario – a critical, but largely unheralded innovation that to this day, ensures that Ontarians have a reliable source of affordable energy to get through their traditionally cold winters. Before storage was developed, the province’s natural gas industry was operating on borrowed time. It had to rely wholly on declining domestic supply, but as an affordable energy source, it was in high demand. Eventually demand quickly began to outpace supply. Shortages were first felt during the cold winter of 1918, prompting the provincial government to restrict the use of natural gas for industries in favor of

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