Policy Advocacy


IGUA advocates with provincial and federal governments on policy issues that impact reliable access to natural gas at a competitive price. Our advocacy is supported by expert research finds.

Our policy interventions aim to protect the competitiveness of the large industry and to keep the landed cost of natural gas reasonable for members. Policy makers are more receptive to collective recommendations than individual company asks. We amplify and enhances your advocacy efforts.


  • 2022 - "IGUA Opportunities for Decarbonization of Canadian Heavy Industry" Dr. Chris Bataille and Seton Stiebert
  • 2021 - "Canada Carbon Pricing Market Analysis" M. Berends
  • 2020 - “Clean Fuel Standard Policy Analysis” ICF International
  • 2020 - “Clean Fuel Standard Policy Analysis” ICF International
  • 2019 - “Concilier environnement et économie dans un contexte d’électrification et de changements climatiques" IGUA
  • 2018 - “Mémoire de l’ACIG : sur le gaz naturel renouvelable” IGUA
  • 2018 - “The transition toward very low carbon-heavy industry in the Canadian context: Detailed technical and policy analysis and recommendations for the iron & steel, chemicals, forestry products & packaging, and base metal mining & processing sectors Phase II of the Canadian Heavy Industry Deep Decarbonization Project” Dr. Christopher Bataille et al
  • 2017 - “Heavy Industry decarbonization - Options, Opportunities, and Considerations" IGUA
  • 2016 - “The potential to decarbonize Canadian heavy industry: Technological and policy pathways for Canadian energy-intense industry to thrive in a low carbon world” Dr. Christopher Bataille et al
  • 2015 - “Cap-and-Trade Discussion Paper" ICF International
Environmental Registry of Ontario

IGUA Submissions to the Ontario Government


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

“With the roll-out of the Ontario Cap and Trade program (now defunct), IGUA was quick to arrange a customer meeting with the Minister of Environment Climate Change and his staff. I felt the round table discussion was constructive, ultimately resulting in favourable amendments.”

- Nathan La Rocque, Energy Manager, North America INEOS Styrolution

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

“IGUA successfully negotiated a change in the treatment of cogen in Ontario’s (now defunct) cap and trade regulations that brought me savings of $20,000/MW of cogen capacity.”

- Dereck Francis, Manager Energy Procurement East, Suncor Energy

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