Access West Commercial Products and Services

Access West serves locations throughout the Alberta and British Columbia markets. Fully versed in current market fundamentals, we communicate on your behalf with the local utility to ensure there is never a disruption in service and leverage our industry knowledge to seize pricing opportunities as they arise.

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Management Services

Access offers complete account management and marketing services, as well as customized, innovative products tailored to meet your company’s needs. Our highly skilled and experienced staff is dedicated to providing expert and professional energy management services to end use consumers across Canada.

With over 100 years of combined industry experience, Access has become a leader in transportation management and optimization. Our understanding of pipelines and utilities throughout Canada allows us to efficiently manage your natural gas portfolio while you focus on your core business.

Our risk management capabilities and outstanding market analysis provide you with tremendous flexibility to help manage your gas consumption costs and maximize your bottom line. As a major aggregator of Canadian consumers, our market knowledge and economies of scale translate directly into value for our customers.

Structured Products

Our competitive wholesale pricing options allow you to price your supply in a manner that is consistent with your individual risk tolerance and budget objectives. With Access, you can choose from full price certainty with our fixed price plan, or opt for some market exposure via an index based price plan. All of our programs are designed to let you mitigate your natural gas price risk appropriately and keep objectives in line with specific organizational policies.


Fixed Price

This product eliminates market uncertainty and protects your budget by locking in your commodity price for a term ranging from 1 month to 5 years.

Index (Variable) Price

Take advantage of daily changes in the wholesale market. Index pricing is fully transparent and follows the gas market up or down, but also allows you the option of “fixing” your gas price at a later date for the remainder of your term.  Access provides you with access to a number of published indices in Western Canada at delivery points that include Huntingdon, Sumas, Station 2, AECO and Kingsgate.

Blended Products

This product allows you to fix the price on a percentage of your full load requirements while allowing the remainder to float with the market on the index price.

Custom Products

Access has the ability to develop customized products to meet your specific needs including
products priced in $USD or derivative products with embedded options.

British Columbia’s CUSTOMER CHOICE Program

The CUSTOMER CHOICE program is an option available to small and large commercial customers on the FortisBC natural gas distribution system.  Under CUSTOMER CHOICE, FortisBC continues to safely and reliably deliver your natural gas and customers will continue to receive only one bill from FortisBC.  Benefits of the CUSTOMER CHOICE program include:

Confidence In Your Choice

No cost to enroll, no disruption to service and you will continue to receive only one bill from FortisBC. Most importantly, the rate offered to you by Access is guaranteed not to change when prices rise.

Safe and Reliable

FortisBC will continue to provide safe and reliable delivery of natural gas to your home or business and provide you with the same quality of service as they have in the past including equal payment plans and 24 hour emergency service.

CUSTOMER CHOICE Benefits

  • Fixed rate budgeting capabilities
  • One single bill (FortisBC Energy)
  • No meter upgrade required
  • Realize savings when the FortisBC rate is above your guaranteed rate
  • 100% fixed pricing over a set term of 1 to 5 years

Testimonials

Costco Wholesale
“Over the last three years Costco has relied on Access Gas to provide natural gas supply and management services to our wholesale/retail warehouses in British Columbia and Alberta. Our dedicated account manager at Access Gas provides us with informative and timely advice that allows Costco to take advantage of pricing opportunities as they arise. The invoices and reports we receive are easy to understand and, most importatnly, they are transparent. I highly recommend Access Gas to anyone looking for a robust energy partner." Shay Reed-Energy Buyer, Costco Wholesale
Costco Wholesale

DJ Galvanizing Limited Partnership
“As a large user of natural gas in our hot dip galvanizing process, DJ Galvanizing requires a gas company that is committed and dedicated to our needs. Access Gas Inc. has met this challenge and has been instrumental in providing market insight, pricing strategies, reports and account management." G. Toldo-Senior Buyer, DJ Galvanizing Limited Partnership
DJ Galvanizing Limited Partnership

Martello Property Services Inc.
“Staying up to date and well informed with the happenings of the energy markets is vital to the success of cost savings strategies. My account manager at Access Gas Services consistently provides me with market updates and recommendations that support my budgeting needs. This value added service enables me to discuss energy opportunities with strata councils in a timely manner.” Don Dingman – Vice President Strata Division, Martello Property Services Inc.
Martello Property Services Inc.

Colyvan Pacific, Real Estate Management Services Ltd.
“Controlling variable costs is extremely important to the owners of the various strata’s that we manage. Through AGS, we have managed to cut down on energy costs substantially. Also, AGS’s billing is so transparent and easy to understand. Their billing is strictly based on Terasen’s meter readings, not on estimates or adjustments. I never have to worry about hidden costs or other cost adjustments. “ Brian Carleton, Senior Property Manager, Colyvan Pacific Real Estate Management Services Ltd.
Colyvan Pacific, Real Estate Management Services Ltd.

Baywest Management Corp.
"As a property management company that handles over 30,000 units, it is of the utmost importance to deal with a natural gas brokerage company who can provide flexible products, competitive pricing and quality advice. I have been a client of Access Gas Services Inc. for just over one year. In that timeframe my dedicated natural gas broker has saved me $9, 260.59 on my natural gas bill. Working with them has been easy, without complications and extremely beneficial.” Leo Buonassisi, Strata Manager, Baywest Management Corp, Strata Plan NW1799
Baywest Management Corp.

The Fairmont Vancouver Airport
“AGS was extremely quick in getting my target rate to fix my price in accordance with my budget.  Their agility and straight forward approach has made them extremely easy and beneficial to work with. “ Robert Benn, Chief Engineer, The Fairmont Vancouver Airport
The Fairmont Vancouver Airport

Kodak Graphic Communications Canada Company
"I currently have 4 of our Kodak locations on an AGS product. By embracing an AGS program I have been able to reduce my total costs. Working with AGS has been an extremely advantageous alternative." Mr. Torben Nelson, Facilities Manager, Kodak Graphic Communications Canada Company
Kodak Graphic Communications Canada Company

IKEA Properties Limited
"I have 8 sites within Canada that are supplied by Access Gas Services Inc.  Their strategy was innovative, and their flexible products allowed me to take advantage of current pricing while they continued to monitor the market for future opportunities. With numerous invoices to review on a daily basis, it is important that they are easy to understand. AGS’s billing is transparent with no room for misinterpretation.  Overall, AGS’s combination of knowledge and hedging abilities has made them a valuable partner in our energy purchasing process."
IKEA Properties Limited

Coast Mountain Bus Company -an Operating Subsidiary of Translink
“Access Gas Services is providing Natural Gas to power our fleet of 56 CNG Buses and heat eight Transit Centre properties in the Metro Vancouver area.  Access Gas Services offers our company competitive pricing and a variety of options to meet our budgetary requirements. Monthly invoices are tailored to provide us with summary and detail information required for us to reconcile quickly. Our Account Manager is thorough and knowledgeable, putting forth a variety of options in order to take advantage of changing market conditions.” Wayne Bourdeaud'Huy, Manager, Procurement Services, Coast Mountain Bus Company
Coast Mountain Bus Company -an Operating Subsidiary of Translink