Canadian natural gas fuels our food industries
Fuelling our agriculture
Natural gas is the primary fuel source that keeps our agricultural system moving, from fertilizing soil to delivering fresh fruits, veggies, and meats to our grocery stores and restaurants.
Healthy, plentiful crops wouldn’t be possible without nutrients from fertilizer.
Natural gas is used to manufacture fertilizer right here in Canada.
As an affordable input, natural gas makes fertilizer less costly and more efficient for farmers. And innovations in natural gas are making it more environmentally friendly every day. For example, renewable natural gas (RNG) is a sustainable alternative fuel that’s being made on Canadian farms. It’s produced using methane from manure and organic waste. Once treated, RNG is put back into the gas network to be used in the same way as conventional natural gas.
Natural gas fuels the heating systems in greenhouses that help grow the crops we eat through the colder months.
Many farm families also rely on natural gas to heat their homes and farm buildings.
Compressed natural gas provides a clean-burning alternative for the trucks and ships that deliver food to our grocery stores and restaurants.
By using sustainable fuel options, such as RNG in the form of compressed natural gas, food-delivery companies are doing their part to reduce emissions.
Fuelling our restaurants
Do you love Chinese food? How about flame-grilled steaks? Many restaurants across cuisines rely on natural gas to cook their food. It also helps keep their operating costs low.
Natural gas is the preferred choice for chefs
Why do chefs love cooking with natural gas?
Find out why Chef Michael Blackie, Owner & Head Chef at NeXT, relies on Canadian natural gas.