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    Quebec Factbook: Natural Gas

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    Natural gas in Quebec is found in the Utica Shale, which is located along the St. Lawrence Valley between Québec City and Montréal. 

    The natural gas reserve is so large that some estimates suggest that it may contain as much as 20 trillion cubic

    The natural gas reserve is so large that some estimates suggest that it may contain as much as 20 trillion cubic

     

    Currently, Quebec produces a very small amount of its own natural gas (0.04 per cent of Canada’s total of natural gas production). It gets its majority of natural gas from western Canada, through Gaz Métro, which is the province’s main distributer.In 2009, natural gas made up 13 per cent of energy use in Quebec. Natural gas can be used to generate electricity and, in 2009, it accounted for 0.7 per cent of electricity produced in Quebec. In addition, Gaz Métro has been liquefying natural gas at its Liquefaction, Storage and Regasification (LSR) Plant in Montréal East since 1969.

    Quebec consumes about $2 billion worth of natural gas per year. Across Quebec, approximately 130,000 households use natural gas for things like heating and cooking. In addition, natural gas accounts for about half the energy used by Quebec’s industrial sector.

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