Access to Natural Gas

Year
2014
Category
Community and Resources
NCLGA Ref#
B7
UBCM Ref#
B72

Status

NCLGA Executive Recommendation: No Recommendation | Endorsed by the NCLGA and UBCM Memberships

Details

WHEREAS we are aware there is an abundance of natural gas in BC;

AND WHEREAS there are many residents and businesses who, for economic, health and environmental reasons, are requesting access to our resource;

AND WHEREAS the people need to require the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) to examine the natural gas extension test and connection policies in order to provide a more reasonable Utility System Extension Test;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Province of BC, through the Union of British Columbia Municipalities, review natural gas extension policies such that more residents and business throughout British Columbia can take advantage of the economic and environmental benefits of natural gas.

Additional Information

UBCM Comments: The UBCM membership has not previously considered a resolution requesting that the Province of BC review natural gas extension policies with the goal of expanding access to natural gas throughout the province.

Background Information

The Utility System Extension Test Guidelines were established in 1996 and should be revised, considered and amended to better meet current supply and demand needs of residents throughout BC.