OTTAWA, Sept. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Gas Association expressed strong support for the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on enhanced energy collaboration between Natural Resources Canada and the U.S. Department of Energy, signed earlier today by Canada's Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford and United States Secretary of State Ernest Moniz.
The MOU signals a collaboration on a wide range of energy issues and shared interests. Under it, Canada and the U.S. plan to cooperate on initiatives including: enhancing the reliability and security of the North American energy infrastructure; enhancing coordination between Canada and the United States on the use of natural gas as a transportation fuel; improving energy efficiency; and expanding partnerships between research institutes.
"The Canadian natural gas delivery industry is very pleased with the signing of this MOU," said Timothy M. Egan, president and CEO of the Canadian Gas Association "CGA believes it sends a positive message about the strength of the Canada-U.S. energy relationship."
"Natural gas is a clean, affordable, safe and reliable energy choice that is driving growth in both our countries. Greater collaboration between Canada and the United States will allow more customers to benefit from the product," said Egan.
CGA is the voice of Canada's natural gas distribution industry and its members are distribution companies, transmission companies, equipment manufacturers and other service providers.
SOURCE: Canadian Gas Association
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