Natural gas shortage could lead to pricier veggies in spring
A natural gas shortage projected to stretch through the winter months could mean higher vegetable prices this spring, as gas users from mills to local governments hustle to conserve and find alternative fuel sources.
The shortage follows a pipeline explosion near Prince George, B.C., earlier this month and one of the province's largest utilities, FortisBC, says it means supply will be reduced by 50-80 per cent during the coldest months of the year.
Linda Delli Santi, executive director of the B.C. Greenhouse Growers' Association, said any higher costs of using alternative fuels or spikes in gas prices will be passed on to consumers. | READ MORE