Prairie Post (East Edition)

SaskEn­ergy sets new nat­u­ral gas us­age record for the sec­ond time in a week

- Con­trib­uted Business · Energy · Industries

Daily nat­u­ral gas con­sump­tion in the prov­ince has again sur­passed the pre­vi­ous us­age record. Daily gas con­sump­tion num­bers are tracked over a 24-hour pe­riod from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. – a new record of 1.59 peta­joules (PJ) was set Feb. 12. The pre­vi­ous record of 1.57 PJ was set early this week on Fe­bru­ary 9th.

A peta­joule is a unit of mea­sure­ment equiv­a­lent to one mil­lion gi­ga­joules (GJ) of nat­u­ral gas – the av­er­age home in Saskatchew­an con­sumes about 100 GJ of nat­u­ral gas an­nu­ally.

This is the eighth win­ter in a row that the us­age record has been matched or ex­ceeded. Record-set­ting nat­u­ral gas us­age days are hap­pen­ing due to res­i­den­tial, busi­ness and in­dus­trial cus­tomer growth – in­clud­ing in­creas­ing nat­u­ral gas use for power pro­duc­tion in Saskatchew­an.

SaskEn­ergy’s pipe­line sys­tem is de­signed to ac­com­mo­date this in­creased growth, en­sur­ing ad­di­tional ca­pac­ity so that, even on peak record days, the sys­tem is able to pro­vide more nat­u­ral gas than re­quired. SaskEn­ergy em­ploy­ees work through­out the year to in­spect, main­tain and up­grade the prov­ince’s nat­u­ral gas de­liv­ery sys­tem so that it can op­er­ate safely and ef­fi­ciently re­gard­less of the weather con­di­tions. The sys­tem is mon­i­tored 24 hours a day to man­age peak de­mand sit­u­a­tions such as the win­ter weather con­di­tions Saskatchew­an has been ex­pe­ri­enc­ing.

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