Natural Gas Utility
Gas Utility Office: 780.846.2222
Call and Book your Natural Gas Service
In addition to supplying natural gas for home heating, we also:
- Supply/Install Secondary Gas Lines for:
Prime and Backup Power Generation
Grain Bin Aeration
- Supply/Install Grain Dryer services
- Supply/Install Shop and Barn Heaters
- Supply/Install Conduit & Water Line
- Utility Plowing and Trenching
- Oilfield Fuel Supply & Gas Gathering
Call us for a free quote.
The County is working with Versorium Energy in the hopes of constructing and operating a 5 Megawatt natural gas power plant near Kitscoty. Read the recent article in the Meridian Source below
The Kids with Cancer Society provides unique, vital programs and services free of charge to children and families residing in Alberta. They are a not-for-profit organization deriving revenue solely from fundraising and donations. COVID-19 has affected Kids with Cancer’s ability to raise funds with events such as the Ste. Anne Gas Co-op KWCS Golf Tournament cancelled for a second year in a row. And sadly, kids are still getting cancer, and families still require assistance through this life-altering journey.
The Alberta Gas Co-ops Managers’ Group – Ride for Legends has supported KWCS for many years and we are fortunate to be able to support this organization once again in 2021. Beginning on June 21, 2021, Gas Alberta Inc. Chairman – Len Spratt and County of Vermilion River Gas Utility Director – Louis Genest, will ride 160 km from Kehewin Cree Nation to the County of Vermilion Gas Utility Shop. From that point Len will continue on his over 1,000 km ride across Alberta raising funds for KWCS.
The County of Vermilion River is asking for your support of the Ride for Legends and this important Alberta organization.
Donations can be made online at: https://kwc.akaraisin.com/ui/rideforthelegends or through the United Way
Learn about KWCS at their website: https://www.kidswithcancer.ca/
View the full Ride for Legends route at: https://maps.app.goo.gl/Mt5xcAW25aUvi6EP9
NATURAL GAS VEHICLE REFUELING STATION
After a successful pilot project that began with 2 and has now grown to 8 CNG trucks, the County is proceeding with conversion of its entire light-duty fleet, and construction of a publicly accessible CNG Refueling Station. We have obtained 50% funding for construction of the Station from Natural Resources Canada, and are pursuing additional funding from other initiatives targeting GHG reductions including Emissions Reduction Alberta and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.
Since 2018, the County CNG fleet has reduced fuel costs by $80,000. Conversion of the entire County light duty fleet to CNG, in conjunction with construction of the CNG Refueling Station, is projected to provide the County with 15-year net savings of over $600,000 and reduce our light vehicle emissions by 25%. The public CNG Refueling Station will allow private fleet and vehicle owners to access the benefits of CNG vehicles. Stay tuned for details or contact us any time for information on CNG vehicle opportunities for you or your business.
FEDERAL CARBON LEVY
Effective January 1, 2020 the Federal Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act will come into effect in Alberta, resulting in a carbon levy charged on fuel and combustible waste. As a result, the County Natural Gas Utility will be required to charge a $1.05/GJ Carbon Levy beginning in January and will increase to $1.576/GJ effective April 1, 2020. An information circular pertaining to Carbon Levy on Natural Gas will be included with the December Gas Bills, and more information can be obtained HERE
|2020 Budget has been approved - Budget package here|
|We have completed a Climate Change Study regarding Vented Methane. See the completed report here.|
|Did you know we have a very successful pilot project for Natural Gas Powered Vehicles? Read More Here.Our fleet is up to 8 vehicles as of June 2019!|
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|Watch our Gas Utility team in action as they plow gas lines in this video|
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|STUDENTS! The Federation of Alberta Gas Co-operatives has an annual scholarship for students entering first year diploma or apprenticeship programs at specific institutions across Alberta. Deadline to apply is OCT 1 - click here for more info|
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