December 2, 2013
This morning at approximately 11:40 am, Inuvik Gas crews were working on the odorant injection system at the gate station. An odor is added to natural gas for safety reasons, to assist in the detection of leaks. As a result, there was a strong odor in some areas of town due to the wind direction. This activity is normal maintenance and due to the nature of the product, some odor in the air is routine. However, with the direction of the wind, the residual odor came into town.
The system is back to normal and crews have cleaned up all materials.
Although there was an odor present, there was no risk to health or safety.
August 26, 2013
Please be advised that the Inuvik Gas office is temporarily closed to due to a fire which occurred at the Inuvialuit Development Corporation building on Sunday evening, August 25th.
No one was injured and no damage was sustained to the IGL Office.
Customers can continue to make payments on their
account at a temporary office located at:
News North Networks Dome
9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
The Account Inquiry and No Charge 24/7 Emergency Line remain in service:
Account Inquiries: 867.777.3422
No Charge 24/7 Emergency Line: 777.4427
Arrangements are underway to restore normal business operations as soon as possible.
For updates and information, please continue to refer to our website.
Notification of Franchise Agreement
August 12, 2013
INUVIK, NT -- Inuvik Gas Ltd. and the Town of Inuvik have provided one year’s notice to each other that they will not renew the Franchise Agreement which ends August 2014. Inuvik Gas is fully committed to continuing to deliver safe and reliable gas service to its customers for the coming year.
Inuvik Gas is and will continue to work directly with the Town of Inuvik and the Government of the Northwest Territories over the next year to explore options that continue to use the existing distribution system that has delivered safe and reliable energy to heat customer’s homes and businesses.
For more than 14 years, Inuvik Gas has served the Town of Inuvik under its existing Franchise Agreement. Customers have saved more than $30 million over the term of the Franchise as a result of the lower cost of natural gas. Without local access to natural gas or a long-term fuel supply solution, Inuvik Gas is unable to enter into a new long-term Franchise Agreement.
“When Inuvik Gas was established, it was expected that the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline would be built within several years. Unfortunately, there is no infrastructure in place to ensure continued access to natural gas after the Ikhil wells are depleted,” said Kevin MacKay, General Manager, Inuvik Gas. “One well at Ikhil stopped producing in 2011 and the reserves from the other well are depleting. Despite this, we have maintained our commitment to the community throughout the term of the Franchise and will continue to do so for the coming year.”
Inuvik Gas supplemented the diminishing natural gas supply by investing in a Synthetic Natural Gas (SNG) system with the same clean-burning characteristics of natural gas.
Inuvik Gas has assured the Town that customers will continue to receive safe, reliable delivery of gas over the winter and to the end of the Franchise Agreement in August 2014.
Updates will be provided at a Town Hall meeting tentatively set by the Town of Inuvik for September.
For more information, please contact:
General Manager Inuvik Gas Limited
|Floyd Roland, Mayor /
Grant Hood, SAO
Town of Inuvik