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Natural gas sales
  March 2007 March 2008p March 2007 to March 2008
  thousands of cubic metres  % change
Total sales 7 939 777 8 536 654 7.5 
Residential1 2 234 904 2 537 861 13.6
Commercial2 1 637 226 1 879 635 14.8
Industrial3and direct sales4 4 067 647 4 119 158 1.3
1.Gas sold for domestic purposes, including space heating, water heating, cooking, to a residential dwelling unit.
2.Gas sold to customers engaged in wholesale or retail trade, governments, institutions, office buildings, etc.
3.Gas sold to customers engaged in a process that creates or changes raw or unfinished materials into another form or product. Includes mining and manufacturing establishments. Includes firm, interruptible and buy/sell agreements.
4.Represents direct, non-utility, sales for consumption, where the utility acts solely as the transporter.