Canadian Natural Gas

Natural gas is an important part of Canada's energy mix

Canada is the world’s fifth-largest natural gas producer and natural gas meets 30 per cent of the country’s entire energy needs. Canada’s natural gas is affordable, abundant, versatile, and is the cleanest-burning hydrocarbon. 

Developing Canada’s natural gas resource is an important part of the Canadian economy. In addition to providing thousands of direct and indirect jobs across Canada, the natural gas industry contributes significant revenue to provincial and federal governments through royalties and taxes that help pay for health care, education and other social programs across the country.

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An overview of the world LNG market and Canada's potential for export: 2015

CAPP’s overview of the global liquefied natural gas (LNG) trade and examines the potential for future growth in this market and the opportunity for Canada.


What is Hydraulic Fracturing?

Hydraulic fracturing is a government-regulated technology used safely for more than 60 years to recover shale or tight natural gas.

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Changing Markets for Natural Gas

Traditional markets for western Canadian natural gas are changing; exports to the United States, Canada’s only export market for natural gas, have dropped 17 per cent over the past five years and are projected to drop further because of the U.S.’s own growing supply.

Future markets include Asia, which would be an eight-day to 11-day sail from proposed LNG terminals on Canada’s West Coast

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