Monthly Natural Gas Distribution Survey 2017

Environment, Energy and Transportation Statistics Division

Reporting Guide

This guide is designed to assist you as you complete the 2017 Monthly Natural Gas Distribution Survey. If you need more information, please call the Statistics Canada Help Line at the number below.

Help Line: 1-877-604-7828

Gas distributors are establishments primarily engaged in the distribution of natural or synthetic gas to the ultimate consumers through a system of mains.

Amounts: Report amounts in Gigajoules (GJs) of natural gas received and delivered during the month under review.

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.

Table of contents

A – Reporting Instructions

Please report information for a specific reference month in 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 Distribution 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 – Receipts from Storage Facilities

Report volumes of gas received from storage facilities (NAICS 493190) connected directly to your company’s distribution 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).

D – Receipts from Other Gas Distributors

Report volumes of gas received from other gas distributors (NAICS 221210) connected directly to your company’s distribution system.

Gas distributors are establishments primarily engaged in the distribution of natural or synthetic gas to the ultimate consumers through a system of mains.

E – Total Supply of Natural Gas

Report total volumes of gas received.

F – Average Heating Value in Gigajoules/Thousand Cubic Meters

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

DISPOSITION

G – Deliveries to System Gas Consumers

Report deliveries of utility-purchased natural gas to consumers.

H – Deliveries to Consumers Enrolled with a Third Party Marketer

Report deliveries to consumers who have purchased their natural gas through a gas marketer or broker.

I – Deliveries to Consumers who have Purchased Directly from Suppliers

Report deliveries to consumers who have purchased their natural gas directly from suppliers.

J – Deliveries to Power Generation Plants

Report gas delivered to electric power generation plants (NAICS 2211) connected directly to your company’s distribution system (at metered interconnections).

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in the generation of bulk electric power, by natural gas.

K – 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

L – Deliveries to Commercial and Institutional Consumers

Report gas delivered to commercial and institutional establishments.

Inclusions:

  • Wholesale and retail trade
  • Transportation and warehousing
  • Other commercial buildings (e.g., public institutions)

M – Deliveries to Residential Consumers

Report gas delivered for domestic use (including multi-dwelling apartments).

N – Deliveries to Transmission Pipelines

Report volumes of gas delivered to transmission pipelines (NAICS 486210) connected directly to your company’s distribution system.

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

O –Deliveries to Storage Facilities

Report volumes of gas delivered to storage facilities (NAICS 493190) connected directly to your company’s distribution 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).

P – Deliveries to Other Gas Distributors

Report volumes of gas deliveries to other gas distributors (NAICS 221210) connected directly to your company’s distribution system.

Gas distributors are establishments primarily engaged in the distribution of natural or synthetic gas to the ultimate consumers through a system of mains.

Q – Own Use

Report volumes of gas consumed in operating your pipeline system.

R – Line Pack Fluctuation

Report differences in the pipeline system due to changes of temperature and/or pressure.

S – Metering Differences, Line Loss, Other Unaccounted for and Cyclical Billing Adjustments

Report the difference between the total supply and total disposition. This difference includes leakage or other losses, discrepancies due to meter inaccuracies and other variants particularly billing lag.

T – Average Heating Value in Gigajoules/Thousand Cubic Meters

Report the average heat content of your total natural gas disposition for the reference month.

U – Total Disposition

Report total volumes of gas disposition.

Thank you for your participation.

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