November 26, 2020

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Manufacturing Demand Share

Canadian Industrial Demand is about 2 Bcf/d, with five high natural gas intensity sub-sectors:

  • Chemical manufacturing (Fertilizer, Methanol) make up the largest share and tend to be the most natural gas intensive sector
  • Both fabricated and primary metals make up just under a quarter of Canadian industrial demand.
  • Paper sector at 13%, has the third largest share with natural gas making up 15-30% of input costs.
  • Natural gas in the Food and Beverage and other sectors tends to account for a minor part of overall costs (less than 10%) and are therefore inelastic to commodity price volatility.
  • Petroleum and Plastics utilize natural gas as both a feedstock and process fuel.