Poll shows Canadians feel responsibility for reducing greenhouse gases fromnon-industrial sources and see natural gas as an energy solution for the future



    OTTAWA, June 5 /CNW Telbec/ - According to a new Ipsos Reid poll, 84% of
Canadians are concerned that reductions be made to non-industrial sources of
greenhouse gas emissions.
    "These poll results show that Canadians believe many stakeholders
including drivers, homeowners, consumers, and institutions such as hospitals
and schools all have a responsibility for reducing greenhouse gases," said
Michael Cleland, President and CEO of the Canadian Gas Association (CGA). "It
is clearly time for industry, governments and consumers to focus on energy use
at all levels of our society," adds Cleland.
    The poll also shows that nearly 65 per cent of Canadians believe it is
possible to increase natural gas supplies while protecting the environment at
the same time.
    "The results speak volumes about the fundamental role that natural gas
has in Canada's sustainable energy future," adds Cleland. "The future role of
natural gas as well as the issues and challenges of the natural gas industry
in Canada is the subject of a two day conference later this week."
    In partnership with the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
(CAPP) and the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA), CGA is hosting
Energy Solutions for the Future on June 6 and 7, 2007. This conference is
structured to facilitate discussion and debate on a range of issues related to
Canada's natural gas industry.

    Conference delegates will have the opportunity to listen to The
Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development
Canada; The Honourable Gary Lunn, Minister of Natural Resources Canada; David
G. Victor, Director, Program on Energy and Sustainable Development, Stanford
University; and David Peattie - Group Vice-President, Existing Profit Centres,
Exploration and Production, BP plc.
    Discussions will focus on the role natural gas will play in responding to
community energy needs and environmental challenges, getting gas to market,
and the policy conditions required to ensure investment while meeting high
performance standards and society's expectations for sustainability.

    Canadian Gas Association (CGA)
    Founded in 1907, the CGA is the voice of Canada's natural gas delivery
industry. The Association is made up of roughly 200 companies, organizations
and individuals who are involved in the delivery of natural gas in Canada and
the United States. CGA members are typically local gas distribution companies
from coast to coast, transmission companies, related equipment manufacturers,
and other service providers. Together, CGA members combine to deliver
safe,reliable and environmentally preferred natural gas to more than 5 million
customers in Canada and to major markets in the United States.




For further information:

For further information: or to coordinate interviews: Paula Dunlop,
Director, Communications and Environment, Canadian Gas Association, (613)
748-0057, ext. 341, (613) 614-3280, pdunlop@cga.ca, www.cga.com; Tanja Vick,
NATIONAL Public Relations, (403) 531-0331, tvick@national.ca; Melissa Wood,
NATIONAL Public Relations, (613) 233-1699, ext. 229, mwood@national.ca


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