Inuvik Gas and Town to Negotiate New Franchise Agreement

May 14, 2014

Customers continue to benefit from safe reliable distribution system after August

INUVIK, NWT – Inuvik Gas Ltd. (IGL) and the Town of Inuvik have agreed to negotiate terms of a new Franchise Agreement to ensure the community continues to have access to a safe, reliable gas distribution system. The current agreement is set to expire in August 2014.

“Over the past year we have worked with the Town to explore options and we’ve determined the best solution is for Inuvik Gas to continue to own and operate the system,” said Brad Driscoll, General Manager, Inuvik Gas. “We would like to express our appreciation to the Mayor and Town Council for their cooperation in finding the best solution going forward. We know a renewed Franchise Agreement with the Town of Inuvik will strengthen our relationship and demonstrate our commitment to the people of the community and the North.”

Throughout the discussions, IGL has maintained that there is long-term value in the distribution system, which can be adapted to accommodate other fuel options in the future. “There was a real spirit of co-operation throughout the process as we explored many alternatives for the people who live in this community,” said Mayor Floyd Roland. “We look forward to working with Inuvik Gas while we explore fuel options such as Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).”

As the LNG supply chain continues to develop and mature, it is anticipated this will provide additional fuel options for the community resulting in increased security of supply. For more information, please contact:

Brad Driscoll
General Manager
Inuvik Gas
(867) 777-3422

Grant Hood
Senior Administrative Officer
Town of Inuvik
(867) 777-8600