Natural gas has great promise as a fuel source. It is cleaner, more efficient, and cheaper than petroleum. But despite more businesses making the switch, costs in Atlantic Canada have risen. Local prices are higher than in Western Canada, sometimes substantially so.
Part of the reason is our region’s dependence on imported natural gas. With its untapped reserves, Atlantic Canada could provide much of its own heating needs locally and export the product to hungry global customers. Instead, governments impede our resource industry, while other jurisdictions benefit from developing theirs.
Harvesting Atlantic natural gas would create jobs and lower fuel costs. Our region cannot afford to pass up on this opportunity.