Gas Storage

Non-regulated Gas Storage

TransCanada has become one of the largest natural gas storage providers in Western Canada. With the completion of our Edson facility in 2006, and the consolidating acquisition of CrossAlta in 2012, TransCanada now owns or controls more than 150 billion cubic feet (Bcf), or approximately 40% of the storage capacity in Alberta.

All of our capacity is strategically located on the TransCanada Alberta NGTL pipeline system, and is connected to the AECO NIT market. The geographic diversity in our capacity and our financial stability enables us to provide the most reliable service in Alberta.

TransCanada believes the long-term market fundamentals for natural gas storage are strong. Alberta-based storage will continue to serve market needs as fundamental trends, such as coal powered generation retirements, LNG exports and renewable portfolio standards evolve.

TransCanada’s non-regulated gas storage business is operated independently from its regulated affiliates.

Non-regulated Gas Storage Services

TransCanada offers a broad range of competitively priced storage designed to suit individual requirements. Our customers, including marketers, utilities, aggregators and producers, typically use storage to provide supply security and operational balancing, as well as risk management and price arbitrage.
Our typical services can include:

  • Cycling rates up to 3.0 cycles/year
  • Contract terms from one month to 20 years
  • Rights to extend term or increase capacity
  • Peaking and short notice delivery services
  • Optional injection and withdrawal services
  • Short-term Market Centre park and loan transactions

Storage service rates are fully negotiated based on the level of service provided. All Non-regulated Gas Storage is connected to the AECO NIT market.

We are committed to providing superior customer service to meet the growing needs of our customers. TransCanada utilizes a user-friendly online nomination system that allows customers to submit nominations, calculate allowed injection or withdrawal rights, and generate historical reports. In addition, customers have access to the marketing and operations desk via phone, e-mail and instant messenger.

Non-regulated Gas Storage Contracts

TransCanada uses industry standard practices to contract for gas storage and services. The first step to entering a storage contract involves execution of a "Master Storage Agreement". The second step is a credit review to ensure financial assurances are adequate. With documentation and credit in place, a confirmation is generated for each agreed upon gas storage or service transaction. For more information on contracting for service with TransCanada, please contact one of TransCanada's marketing representatives.

Edson Gas Storage

The Edson storage operation is an underground natural gas storage facility consisting of a single depleted reservoir, the Viking “D” pool, a central processing facility and associated pipeline gathering system.

  • Type of Facility: Depleted underground natural gas reservoir
  • Location: 35 km northwest of Edson, Alta.
  • Connection: NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) Grande Prairie mainline
  • Working Gas Capacity: 50 Bcf

Crossfield Storage

The Crossfield storage operation is an underground natural gas storage facility consisting of several depleted reservoirs, a central processing facility and associated pipeline gathering system.

  • Type of Facility: Depleted underground natural gas reservoir
  • Location: Crossfield, Alta., Canada (50 km north of Calgary, Alta.)
  • Connection: NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) Central Alberta System Line
  • Working Gas Capacity: 68 Bcf

Regulated Gas Storage

Our regulated gas storage businesses provide firm and interruptible natural gas storage services to customers on our Great Lakes Gas Transmission, ANR Pipeline and Columbia Gas Transmission systems.

ANR Gas Storage

ANR Storage Company provides firm and interruptible natural gas storage services to customers on both Great Lakes Gas Transmission and ANR Pipeline Company. The storage fields are located in northern Michigan and provide up to 56 Bcf of storage capacity to support markets throughout the Midwest and eastern.

  • Type of Facility: Depleted underground natural gas reservoir
  • Location: Michigan
  • Working Gas Capacity: 250 Bcf
  • Visit the ANR website: GasNom.com/ip/anr

Columbia Gas Storage

Columbia Gas owns and operates one of North America’s largest underground natural gas storage systems, which includes 35 storage fields in four states with over 286 billion cubic feet of working gas storage capacity. Using depleted natural gas production reservoirs, we safely store gas when demand is low so it can be made available to our customers during times of peak usage.

  • Type of Facility: Depleted underground natural gas reservoir
  • Location:New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia
  • Working Gas Capacity: 286 Bcf

Hardy Gas Storage

Hardy Storage Company, a joint venture between subsidiaries of Columbia Gas Transmission and Piedmont Natural Gas, has a working storage capacity of 12 billion cubic feet and provides storage services from its West Virginia natural gas storage facility. Columbia Gas Transmission is the operator.

  • Type of Facility: Depleted underground natural gas reservoir
  • Location: West Virginia
  • Working Gas Capacity: 12 Bcf

Contact Us — Head Office

TransCanada Corporation

450 - 1 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
T2P 5H1

Non-regulated Gas Storage

Director, Gas Storage

Marketing & Optimization

Marty Laznicka
403.920.5583

Gas Control & Optimization Scheduling Hot Line

Sheri Pickering or
Cynthia Scott
403.216.2923