A Comparative Overview of the Unbundling of Gas Distribution Services in North America - Lessons for Nova Scotia and New Brunswick


  • Elizabeth L. Bhar
  • Mark E. MacDonald




Energy Law, Petroleum Law


After a brief introduction to the policy and historical background of the regulation of gas distribution services, the authors review the main issues surrounding the unbundling of such by examining numerous models from Canada and the United States. Particular consideration is given to the effect of unbundling on the small commercial and residential customer. The article concludes with a discussion of unbundling in greenfield jurisdictions and cites recent developments in Scotia and New Brunswick to illustrate legislative to some of the specific issues raised.