Frigid conditions mean record natural gas usage

This cold snap we are going through has meant a new daily natural gas consumption record.

SaskEnergy says the record of 1.50 PetaJoules which was set in December of 2018 and tied last February has been broken three times this week.

The new records are:

Monday, Jan. 13 to Tuesday Jan. 14: 1.53 PJ
Tuesday Jan. 14 to Wednesday Jan. 15: 1.54 PJ
Wednesday Jan. 15 to Thursday Jan. 16: 1.56 PJ

SaskEnergy says a PetaJoule is a unit of measurement equivalent to one million GigaJoules (GJ) of natural gas and that the average home in Saskatchewan consumes about 100 GJ of natural gas a year.

The crown adds record-setting natural gas usage days are happening more frequently due to customer growth and that their  pipeline system is designed around this increased growth, ensuring additional capacity so that even on peak record days, the system is able to provide more natural gas than required.

 

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