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Natural gas: fuelling Ontario's economy

The clean, affordable energy you count on to heat your home and hot water is also a vital resource for the provincial economy as a whole. In addition to supporting thousands of direct and indirect jobs, the natural gas industry fuels prosperity for large and small businesses throughout Ontario.

Here are just a few of the industries that benefit from access to a reliable and plentiful supply of low-cost, low-emission energy:

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Greenhouses: Growth in both the number and size of greenhouse farms is supported by steady natural gas pricing and investments in natural gas infrastructure.

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Steel: By replacing coal with natural gas, the steel industry is able to reduce pollution, cut operating costs and pass savings on to Ontario consumers.

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Mining: Natural gas provides the low-cost energy the mining and mineral processing industries need to create job opportunities in Northern Ontario.

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Petrochemicals: Natural gas is used to make thousands of products, like toothbrushes, cell phones, yoga pants and tires, that you use every day.

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Fertilizer: The low cost of natural gas – a raw material in fertilizer – generates savings for farmers, which are ultimately reflected in lower prices at the grocery store.

No other fuel is more essential to the economic vitality of Ontario, fostering our prosperity today and our prospects for tomorrow. Visit to learn more.

Make the call for safety before clearing a sewer

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To prevent the risk of a gas leak, explosion or fire, call 1-800-400-2255 before clearing a blocked sewer.

Crossbore intersection of sewer & natural gas pipelines

If you need to clear a blocked sewer, be sure to call for a safety inspection first. The sewer pipe could intersect with the natural gas line under your lawn. This is called a cross bore and is not an immediate safety risk unless the gas line is damaged by your plumber’s motorized or water-jetting equipment. That could cause a gas leak, creating a potentially dangerous situation for you and your family.

Your first call should always be to Ontario One Call at 1-800-400-2255.

They’re on duty 24/7 so urgent calls like these can be dealt with right away. A free on-site inspection will be carried out promptly, and then work on your sewer can be completed safely.

For more information about natural gas safety, go to

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