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Heritage Gas Limited is a Nova Scotia-based company that operates a full regulation class natural gas distribution franchise in Nova Scotia.


Heritage Gas Limited (HGL) is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of AltaGas Utility Group Inc. which in turn is a wholly-owned subsidiary of AltaGas Canada Inc. (ACI). ACI is a Canadian company with natural gas distribution utilities and renewable power generation assets.  ACI serves approximately 130,000 customers, delivering low carbon energy, safely and reliably. For more information visit: www.altagascanada.ca.


Heritage Gas is a customer-focused natural gas distributor, providing the safest, most reliable energy source.

We work continuously to improve the economic and environmental well-being of our customers, our shareholders and the communities we serve.

Heritage Gas is committed to building a safe, viable and accessible natural gas distribution system in Nova Scotia. We believe a natural gas distribution system must be grounded by sound economic principles. Our philosophy is to gain customer commitment and then build infrastructure. Using this principle, development will occur as customer commitment is confirmed.


Heritage Gas will be the preferred energy provider in Nova Scotia.

Core Values

Safety & Environment: We are environmental stewards who act knowing that safety is critical.

Financially Astute: We are financially astute and are accountable for delivering what we promise.

Decisive: We are decisive and seize opportunities to create value.

Communicate: We know the value of information and communicate it effectively and appropriately.

Customers: We connect with our customers’ expectations and create value – both in customer-facing and in support of those who are.

Intelligent: We are intelligent and are experts in our field.

Big Picture: We see the big picture and consider the impact our actions may have on all our stakeholders.

Trailblazers: We are trailblazers with lots of ideas and dreams who are not afraid to be different or ask tough questions that challenge the status quo.

Board of Directors

David Wright

Chair of the Board

Bert Frizzell

Vice-Chairman, The Shaw Group Limited

Phil Knoll

Director, Corridor Resources Inc.

Steve Parker

Chairman & CEO, CCL Group Inc.

Senior Leadership Group

John Hawkins


Zeda Redden

Vice President, Finance & Business Services

Derek Estabrook

Vice President, Business Development

Sonny Simpson

Director, Business Intelligence & Financial Planning

Chris MacAulay

Vice President, Engineering, Construction & Operations

Lisa Jardine

Director, Financial Reporting & Controls

Michael Johnston

Director, Regulatory & Government Affairs

Ernest Douglas

Director, EHSW & Customer Care

In the Community

Heritage Gas aspires to maximize the positive impact and commitment to the communities in which we live, work, and do business.  Through the support of various organizations, Heritage Gas demonstrates a commitment to health, wellness, education, arts/culture, and the environment, while encouraging employee involvement to make our community a better place to live and work in.


As an active corporate citizen, we support a variety of charitable and community organizations in areas of Nova Scotia that we currently serve. To date, some organizations and worthwhile initiatives that we have supported have been: Junior Achievement of NS, Mental Health Foundation of NS, Children’s Wish Foundation, YMCA, Feed Nova Scotia, Brigadoon Children’s Camp, CNIB, Nova Scotia SPCA, Easter Seals NS, and United Way.


Types of ineligible organizations we do not support (among others):

  • Individuals looking for personal benefit.
  • Religious, sectarian, or political organizations.
  • Service or fraternal clubs.
  • Sports teams.

For further information, please contact us at 1-877-836-7427.

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