Industrial Gas Users Association

A well governed large gas consumer association that ensures industrial gas users in Quebec and Ontario have access to reliable supply of natural gas at a fair and competitive price.

Industrial Gas Users Association | l’Association Des Consommateurs Industriels De Gaz

Well-Governed Energy Consumer Association in Ontario & Quebec

Industrial Gas Users Association, also known as l’Association Des Consommateurs Industriels De Gaz, represents approximately twenty of Quebec and Ontario 's highly reputed industrial gas users. Our experienced team of lawyers and analysts maintains a strong network with peers and utility executives to offer you prompt and remarkable service.

How We Help

• Effective regulatory representation at the Régie de l’énergie, Ontario Energy Board and Canadian Energy Regulator.
• Targeted provincial and federal advocacy on energy and climate policy matters.
• Training and timely intelligence on upcoming natural gas regulatory and policy changes.

Industrial Gas Users Association | l’Association Des Consommateurs Industriels De Gaz
Industrial Gas Users Association | l’Association Des Consommateurs Industriels De Gaz

Top Notch and effective Regulatory representation

IGUA is the sole voice advocating the interest of large gas consumers at the Régie, Ontario Energy Board and Canada Energy Regulator among a sea of 10-30 other intervenors representing environmental, residential, commercial, and institutional interests. IGUA membership “leverages” the money your company spends with those of other large users in addressing issues of concern to you. Additionally, regulatory “Cost Awards”, not available to private companies, reduce the cost of IGUA’s intervention work. Absent IGUA’s cost effective regulatory intervention regulators would set rates without consideration for the impact on large users.

Join IGUA

Since 1973, IGUA’s effective regulatory interventions and policy advocacy have generated significant and real cost savings for industrial gas users in Ontario and Quebec.

Industrial Gas Users Association | l’Association Des Consommateurs Industriels De Gaz

Testimonials

Industrial Gas Users Association | l’Association Des Consommateurs Industriels De Gaz

“IGUA was instrumental in getting the Régie de l’énergie to correct the iniquity in cost allocation between the North and South zones.” The annual saving represents more than ten times my IGUA membership”.

- Serge Laflamme, Manager Energy Procurement, Rayonier Advanced Materials

Industrial Gas Users Association | l’Association Des Consommateurs Industriels De Gaz

“The added costs associated with delivering at Parkway had been a long-standing issue for Sarnia based industrials. IGUA took this issue to the OEB and successfully negotiated the “Parkway Delivery Credit”, a fair solution which has saved large industrials significant dollars in transportation costs for several years.”

- Dereck Francis, Energy Procurement, Suncor Energy

Industrial Gas Users Association | l’Association Des Consommateurs Industriels De Gaz

“IGUA’s good work on securing early clearance of TC energy’s deferral account has reduced my landed gas cost significantly in 2019 and 2020. This initiative alone has saved me roughly three times my annual membership fees every month for 24 months.”

- Jeff Pagnutti, Energy Management Lead, Vale

Industrial Gas Users Association | l’Association Des Consommateurs Industriels De Gaz

“IGUA’s diligent and knowledgeable involvement in the Mainline settlement process brought the end-users’ perspective to the table and was central in gathering all shippers around a united voice, which resulted in a well-balanced agreement. The annual cost benefits from the settlement out way twenty times our IGUA membership dues.”

- Yves Seguin, Corporate Director Energy at Domtar

Industrial Gas Users Association | l’Association Des Consommateurs Industriels De Gaz

«Non seulement je me suis appuyé sur l'ACIG pour faire attention à nos intérêts dans tout ce qui concerne la réglementation, mais j'ai beaucoup appris sur la façon dont j'ai abordé nos relations commerciales avec les fournisseurs de distribution et de pipelines et, dans l'ensemble, je m'informe, ainsi que mon entreprise, de l'industrie du gaz naturel.

- John Creighton, Director of Business Development, Greenfield Global Inc. in 2020