Natural Gas Procurement

Stabilize your Natural Gas Rates - For more than 20 years, the LAS Natural Gas Program has provided Ontario municipalities and members of the broader public sector with consistent and predictable natural gas prices.  Leveraging the commodity management expertise of Edison Energy, this program follows a four-year natural gas hedging strategy that offers budget stability by making use of aggregated program tenders, and a combination of fixed and indexed pricing contracts.  Each LAS program year starts on November 1 and concludes on October 31 of the next year.

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Program Process

LAS purchases incremental gas contracts at various points each year through our program agent, Edison Energy, with a goal of building a total hedge portfolio of 80-90% of program requirements for the current gas year, with remaining consumption settling at prevailing market rates.  This approach ensures that LAS can provide competitive pricing to members and guarantees the program rate for one-year intervals.

Program Benefits

Budget Stability – Utility rates can change up to four times a year, making budgeting for your natural gas unpredictable.  LAS offers a commodity price that is fixed for 365 days a year, allowing you to confidently budget for your natural gas commodity.

Maximized Purchasing Power - By combining natural gas requirements for each program member, LAS is able to leverage economies-of-scale through aggregated tenders to get the best price possible for each purchase.

Periodic Program Rebates – Following an annual review of the program and based on the health of the program’s reserve fund, LAS will often provide rebates to program members based on the difference of the forecast price at the beginning of a program year and the actual price at the end of the year.  Rebates are based on an individual member’s usage as a percent of the total program volume.

Program Fee

Program fees cover administrative and legal costs as well as Edison Energy’s professional program management and reporting services.

  • Administration fee is $0.10/GJ. This fee is included in the ABC price that appears on your utility bill
  • There are no additional fees for LAS program members to pay

Service Provider

Edison Energy has the capability and experience to simplify natural gas contract management for LAS clients. Operating in Canada as Delta (Perimeter) Energy, LAS has worked with Edison Energy for more than 10 years to deliver this valuable program to Ontario municipalities.

Contact

For further information, please contact Fernanda Lazzaro, Customer Service Representative,  416.971.9856 x369.


The LAS Program has provided the City of Pickering a sound commodity hedging strategy for natural gas, which benefits us as much as possible from falling market prices and protects us as much as possible when prices are rising. Excellent program administration utilizing industry experts also provides a reliable gas supply with the price benefits of bulk procurement.
Bob Kuzma, Senior Purchasing Analyst, City of Pickering

The County has been part of the LAS NG program since its inception. The service provided by LAS staff has been excellent and the program is explained and presented in a concise format that is easy to understand and to present to staff and Council.
Mark Bolzon, Manager, Purchasing & Risk Management Services, County of Wellington

Participating Municipalities

Town of Amherstburg
Township of Armstrong
Town of Arnprior
Town of Atikokan
Town of Aurora
Town of Aylmer
Municipality of Bayham
City of Bellville
Township of Black River-Matheson
Township of Blandford-Blenheim
Town of Blind River
Municipality of Bluewater
Town of Bracebridge
Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury
City of Brampton
County of Brant
City of Brantford
Municipality of Brockton
City of Brockville
Municipality of Brooke-Alvinston
County of Bruce
City of Cambridge
Town of Carleton Place
Township of Cavan Monaghan
Municipality of Central Elgin
Municipality of Central Huron
Township of Centre Wellington
Township of Chapple
Municipality of Chatham-Kent
Township of Clearview
Town of Cobalt
Town of Cobourg
Town of Cochrane
City of Cornwall
Township of Cramahe
Town of Deseronto
City of Dryden
Municipality of Dutton/Dunwich
Township of Ear Falls
Township of Elizathethown-KITL
City of Elliot Lake
Township of Emo
Town of Espanola
Township of Essa
County of Essex
Town of Essex
Town of Fort Erie
Town of Fort Frances
Town of Georgina
Town of Goderich
Town of Gravenhurst
Municipality of Greenstone
County of Grey
Town of Grimsby
City of Guelph
Township of  Guelph/Eramosa
Haldimand County
Town of Hanover
County of Hastings
Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen
Town Hawkesbury
Town of Huntsville
Municipality of Huron East
County of Huron
Township of Ignace
Town Ingersoll
Town of Innisfil
Town of Iroquois Falls
Town of Kapuskasing
City of Kawartha Lakes
City of Kenora
City of Kingston
Town of Kingsville
Town of Kirkland Lake
Town of Lakeshore
Municipality of Lambton Shores
County of Lambton
County of Lanark
Town of Lasalle
Municipality of Leamington
Town of Lincoln
Loyalist Township
Township of Lucan Biddulph
Municipality of Machin
Township of Malahide
Township of Mapleton
Municipality of Markstay-Warren
Town of Mattawa
Township of Mattice-Val Cote
Township of McNab/Braeside
Municipality of Meaford
Municipality of Middlesex Centre
County of Middlesex
Town of Midland
Municipality of Mississippi Mills
Township of Moonbeam
Village of Newbury
Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake
Township of Nipigon
Norfolk County
Township of North Huron
County of Northumberland
Township of Norwich
Town of Oakville
Township of Opasatika
City of Orillia
City of Owen Sound
County of Oxford
City of Pembroke
Town of Penetanguishene
Town of Perth
City of Peterborough
County of Peterborough
Town of Petrolia
City of Pickering
City of Port Colborne
Municipality of Port Hope
Town of Prescott
County of Prince Edward
Township of Puslinch
City of Quinte West
Municipality of Red Lake
Township of Red Rock
County of Renfrew
City of Richmond Hill
City of Sarnia
Town of Saugeen Shores
County of Simcoe
Town of Smith Falls
Municipality of South Huron
Township of Southgate
Municipality of Southwest Middlesex
Township of Springwater
Township of St. Clair
Town of St. Marys
Township of Stirling-Rawdon
United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry
City of Stragford
Town of Tecumseh
Municipality of Temagami
City of Temiskaming Shores
Town of Tillsonburg
City of Timmins
Municipality of Trent Hills
Township of Uxbridge
Municipality of Val Rita-Harty
City of Vaughan
Township of Warwick
City of Waterloo
Region of Waterloo
City of  Welland
Township of Wellington North
County of Wellington
Municipality of West Elgin
Municipality of West Grey
Municipality of West Perth
Township of Whitewater Region
Township of Wilmot
City of Woodstock
Township of Woolwich
Regional Municipality of York