Monthly Natural Gas Transmission Survey 2017

Reporting Guide

Statistics Canada
Environment, Energy and Transportation Statistics Division
Energy Section

This guide is designed to assist you as you complete the 2017 Monthly Natural Gas Transmission Survey.

Help Line: 1-877-604-7828

Transmission pipelines are establishments primarily engaged in the pipeline transportation of natural gas, from gas fields or processing plants to local distribution systems.

Value (cost to customer): dollar values exclude provincial taxes (if applicable), goods and services tax (GST) and harmonized sales tax (HST). Further, rebates paid to the customer should be deducted in order to arrive at "value".

Confidentiality

Statistics Canada is prohibited by law from releasing any information it collects which could identify any person, business, or organization, unless consent has been given by the respondent or as permitted by the Statistics Act. Statistics Canada will use the information from this survey for statistical purposes.

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A – Reporting Instructions

Please report information for a specific reference month 2017.

Please complete all sections as applicable.

If the information requested is unknown, please provide your best estimate.

This guide is designed to assist you as you complete the Monthly Natural Gas Transmission Survey. If you need more information, please call 1-877-604-7828.

SUPPLY

B – Supply of Natural Gas Unit of Measure

Amounts: report amounts (1000m3 or Gigajoules) of natural gas received and delivered during the month under review.

C – Imports

Report total amount of natural gas carried into Canada, by port of entry.

  • Inclusion: amounts of gas moving in transit (example from the U.S., through Canada, and back into the U.S.)
  • Exclusion: Receipts from Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) marine terminals

D – Receipts from Domestic Sources

Report volumes of gas received from sources such as:

  • Fields
    • Report amounts of gas received from fields connected directly to your company's transmission system. Field flared and waste and re-injection should be deducted from this amount.
  • Field plants
    • Report amounts of gas received at the processing or re-processing plant gate after the deduction of shrinkage, plant uses and losses.
    • Exclusions:
      • Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) fractionation plants;
      • mainline straddle plants;
  • Gas gathering systems
    • Report amounts of gas received from gas gathering systems connected directly to your company's transmission system.
  • Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) fractionation plants and mainline straddle plants
    • Exclusion:
      • Field gas plants
  • Other transmission pipelines
    • Report amounts of gas received from other transmission pipelines (NAICS 486210) connected directly to your company's transmission system.
    • Transmission pipelines are establishments primarily engaged in the pipeline transportation of natural gas, from gas fields or processing plants to local distribution systems.
  • Storage facilities
    • Report amounts of gas received from storage facilities (NAICS 493190) connected directly to your company's transmission system.
    • Storage facilities include natural gas storage caverns and liquefied natural gas storage but exclude establishments primarily engaged liquefaction and regassification of natural gas for purposes of transport (NAICS 488990).
  • Distributors (utility distribution systems)
    • Report amounts of gas received from gas distributors (NAICS 221210) connected directly to your company's transmission system.
    • Gas distributors are establishments primarily engaged in the distribution of natural or synthetic gas to the ultimate consumers through a system of mains.
  • Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) marine terminals
    • Report amounts of gas received from LNG marine terminals (NAICS 488990) connected directly to your company's transmission system.
    • LNG marine terminals are establishments primarily engaged liquefaction and regassification of natural gas for purposes of transport.

E – Average Heating Value in Gigajoules/ Thousand Cubic Meters

Report average heat content of your natural gas receipts for the reported reference month.

DISPOSITION

F – Exports, Specify Port of Exit

Report total amount of natural gas this transmission pipeline physically exported from Canada to the United States, by port of exit.

  • Inclusion: amounts of gas moving ex transit (example from Canada, through the U.S., and back into Canada)
  • Exclusion: Deliveries to Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) marine terminals

G – Domestic Deliveries

Report amount of natural gas delivered to facilities and pipelines such as:

  • Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) fractionation plants and mainline straddle plants
    • Exclusion:
      • Field gas plants
  • Other transmission pipelines
    • Report amounts of gas delivered to other transmission pipelines (NAICS 486210) connected directly to your company's transmission system.
    • Transmission pipelines are establishments primarily engaged in the pipeline transportation of natural gas, from gas fields or processing plants to local distribution systems.
  • Storage facilities
    • Report amounts of gas delivered to storage facilities (NAICS 493190) connected directly to your company's transmission system.
    • Storage facilities include natural gas storage caverns and liquefied natural gas storage but exclude establishments primarily engaged liquefaction and regassification of natural gas for purposes of transport (NAICS 488990).
  • Distributors (utility distribution systems)
    • Report amounts of gas delivered to gas distributors (NAICS 221210) connected directly to your company's transmission system.
    • Gas distributors are establishments primarily engaged in the distribution of natural or synthetic gas to the ultimate consumers through a system of mains.

H – Report Amounts of Gas Delivered to Consumers

  • Industrial power generation plants
    • Report gas delivered to electric power generation plants (NAICS 2211) connected directly to your company's transmission system.
    • This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in the generation of bulk electric power, by natural gas.
  • Other industrial
    • Deliveries to Other Industrial Consumers
    • Report gas delivered to industrial establishments other than power generation plants.
    • Inclusions:
      • Agriculture and forestry
      • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction
      • Construction
      • Manufacturing
    • Exclusions:
      • Electric power generation
      • Wholesale and retail trade
      • Transportation and warehousing
      • Other commercial buildings (e.g., public institutions)
      • Natural gas transmission pipelines
      • Natural gas storage facilities
      • Natural gas distributors
  • Commercial and institutional
    • Report gas delivered to commercial and institutional establishments.
    • Inclusions:
      • Wholesale and retail trade
      • Transportation and warehousing
      • Other commercial buildings (e.g., public institutions)

Value (cost to customer): dollar values exclude provincial taxes (if applicable), goods and services tax (GST) and harmonized sales tax (HST). Further, rebates paid to the customer should be deducted in order to arrive at "value".

I – Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Marine Terminals

Report amounts of gas delivered to LNG marine terminals (NAICS 488990) connected directly to your company's transmission system.

LNG marine terminals are establishments primarily engaged liquefaction and regassification of natural gas for purposes of transport.

J – Consumed Own Fuel

Report amount of gas consumed to fuel this transmission system.

K – Line Pack Fluctuation

Report the change in line pack between the first and last day of the reference month.

L – Metering Differences, Line Loss, Other Unaccounted Adjustments

Report the difference between the total supply and total disposition. This difference includes

leakage or other losses, discrepancies due to metering inaccuracies and other

variants particularly billing lag.

M – In-transit Shipments of Natural Gas

Report total amount of natural gas received into Canada with the intention of exporting it back to the United States. (Re-Export)

N – Ex-transit Shipments

Report total amount of natural gas delivered to the United States with the intention of importing it back to Canada. (Re-Import)

O – Thousands of Cubic Metre Kilometres (103m3km)

Please report the volume of natural gas transmitted (in 103m3) multiplied by the distance (in km) each shipment has travelled.

  • Example:
    • Step 1) 2 000 cubic metres transported over 5 km is equal to 10 000 cubic metre km.
    • Step 2) To report in 103m3km, divide 10 000 cubic metre km by 1000, which equals 10 cubic metre km.

Thank you for your participation.

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