Monday, January 16, 2017

Moose Jaw Times-Herald: New gas usage record tied

Eight of 10 natural gas usage records taken place so far this winter

File photo/Times-Herald
SaskEnergy tied for a province-wide
natural gas consumption record last week.

By Lisa Goudy 

Thanks to last week’s cold snap, natural gas usage tied for a province-wide record.

“What that means is basically because it was so cold, people had to turn up their thermostats,” said Vanessa Beaupre, spokesperson with SaskEnergy.

During the period from 9 a.m. Thursday to 9 a.m. Friday, daily natural gas consumption tied the previous record set in December 2016 of 1.33 PetaJoules (PJ) of natural gas. The 1.33 PJ record is three per cent higher than the record set in January 2016.

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