About Us
Access Gas Services Inc. (“Access”) is an innovative energy company that delivers natural gas services to institutional, industrial, commercial, and residential customers throughout Canada. Access was formed in October 2006 and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rockpoint Gas Storage Partner L.P. (formerly Niska Gas Storage Partners LLC). Rockpoint Gas Storage began commercial operation of its assets over 20 years ago and has grown to become the largest independent owner and operator of natural gas storage in North America. Rockpoint Gas Storage is owned by Brookfield Infrastructure Fund II and Brookfield Americas Infrastructure Fund, both of which are managed by Brookfield Asset Management (Brookfield). Brookfield is a leading alternative asset manager with over $575 billion in long-life, high-quality assets and businesses in more than 30 countries around the world. Rockpoint manages and operates Brookfield’s natural gas storage asset portfolio.
Access is an asset-based energy company with a strong track record and solid financial backing. Access offers an extensive product mix, providing cost savings trade strategies to meet the needs of our clients with an emphasis on transparency.
Our History
Rockpoint Gas Storage played a key role in establishing the first major trading point for natural gas in Alberta, the AECO Hub. Rockpoint, has been in operation for over 20 years and has grown to become the largest independent owner and operator of natural gas storage assets in North America.
Here is a timeline of how we got started and how we’ve grown:
Alberta Energy Company (AEC) develops gas storage in Alberta for its own use during peak winter months
Expansions throughout the 1990’s increase capacity to 80 Bcf to meet market demands
Wild Goose Gas Storage project comes on-stream in California;
initially offering 14 Bcf of storage expanding to 35 Bcf currently
Early 2000's
AEC acquires Manchester Gas Storage in Oklahoma, renamed to Salt Plains Gas Storage
AEC merges with PanCanadian to form Encana Corp.
Spring 2006
Riverstone Holdings LLC acquires the natural gas and storage business assets of Encana Corp, naming it Niska Gas Storage
Fall 2006
Access Gas is formed to serve the lower mainland and interior of British Columbia providing natural gas marketing services to commercial, industrial and retail gas users
Access Gas expands into the commercial and industrial energy markets in Ontario and Quebec
Access Gas expands its service offering to commercial and industrial customers in Alberta
Brookfield Infrastructure purchases Niska Gas Storage Partners, eventually rebranding the company as Rockpoint Gas Storage