Following the world oil price shock of the early 1970s, departments and agencies of the governments of Canada and of a number of provinces spent in excess of US $1 billion on programs aimed at encouraging natural gas utilities to expand their distribution systems. The authors describe these programs and the associated public expenditures in each province, and examine their effects on the construction activities of utilities. Using an annual series on access to gas service constructed for each province for the period 1961 to 1990, the effects of these programs on changes in access and on how such access has evolved relative to changes in the pipeline distribution system are examined. -Authors
Canadian Public Policy/Analyse de Politiques

Plourde, A, & Ryan, D.L. (D. L.). (1995). Government policy and access to natural gas service in Canada. Canadian Public Policy/Analyse de Politiques, 21(3), 304–316. doi:10.2307/3552090