VIDEO: How does oil and natural gas benefit Ontario?

A strong national natural gas and oil industry creates jobs and economic growth in Canada’s most populous province.


Did you know the first centre of oil production was in Ontario? The town of Petrolia in southwestern Ontario is often credited with starting the oil industry in North America.

Nowadays, there’s limited petroleum production in the province. But the province’s connection to the industry remains deep. Through its supply chain, Canadian natural gas and oil producers spend billions of dollars in Ontario, supporting tens of thousands of jobs and providing revenues to many Ontario manufacturing and hi-tech companies.