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Nova Scotia looking for new sources of natural gas as prices rise


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Commissioning study aimed at securing more stable natural gas supply for province

HALIFAX—The Nova Scotia government is commissioning a study aimed at securing a more stable natural gas supply for the province.

Energy Minister Charlie Parker issued a statement saying the province wants to diversify its energy sources to include more natural gas, wind, tidal, biomass and hydroelectricity.

Parker says the price of natural gas in Nova Scotia tripled in December, mainly because of supply issues.

The ultimate goal, he says, is to reduce Nova Scotia’s dependency on coal.


As well, the province is looking for greener sources of energy to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

The study is due by the end of March.


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