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The Daily


Tuesday, October 23, 2007
August 2007 (preliminary)

Cooler than normal temperatures in most of the Western Provinces led to an increase in natural gas sales in the residential sector in August.

Higher sales volume in the residential sector (+9.7%) was more than offset by a decline of 13.5% in the volume of industrial sales (including direct sales) and weakness (-5.2%) in the commercial sector.

Natural gas sales totalled 3 564 million cubic metres, down 10.4% from August 2006.

On a year-to-date basis, sales at the end of August were up 4.0% from the same eight-month period last year in the wake of across-the-board increases in all sectors.

The volume of natural gas sales to the industrial sector (including direct sales) has risen only 0.3% so far this year, while sales were up 9.8% in the residential sector and 8.7% in the commercial sector.

Definitions, data sources and methods: survey number 2149.

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