On February 11, 2020, Seven Generations Energy announced that it has reached an agreement to supply natural gas to Energir s.e.c. (formerly Gaz Metro), the largest distributor in Quebec.
The agreement is based in part on Seven Generations’ excellence in responsible development. To procure natural gas supply, Energir evaluates a producer’s social and environmental performance under the EO100 Standard for Responsible Energy Development.
Seven Generations, based in Grande Prairie, Alberta, produces natural gas, condensate and natural gas liquids from its Kakwa River Project, located within the Montney natural gas play that straddles the border between British Columbia and Alberta. Under the multi-year agreement, Seven Generations will send about 10 per cent of its production –about 50 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) – via existing pipelines to Energir.
Seven Generations CEO Marty Proctor says, “The real importance of this agreement to western Canada’s natural gas industry is in the establishment of a new market within Canada.”
According to the Canada Energy Regulator, in 2017 Quebec consumed an average of 591 MMcf/d of natural gas, about seven per cent of Canada’s total demand. Energir distributes about 97 per cent of the natural gas consumed in Quebec.