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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Canada’s Natural Gas Potential

The safe and responsible development of natural gas benefits the environment and the economy. Appliances, vehicles and power plants using natural gas are highly efficient. This high efficiency makes it a cleaner energy option than other fossil fuels. In fact, natural gas emits 50 per cent fewer greenhouse gases than coal when used for electrical generation. 

Global demand for energy is expected to increase 33 per cent by 2035 as economies in both developed and emerging countries continue to grow and standards of living improve. Natural gas will be an important part of that growth and is expected to increase 48 per cent by 2035.

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