Get the facts on oil sands and natural gas

Handy booklets provide the latest facts and information on Canada’s oil and natural gas resources, from production and demand to uses and new environmental innovations.

The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) has release fully updated versions of two flagship publications, Canada’s Oil Sands Fact Book and Canada’s Natural Gas Fact Book.

Both booklets give readers fast, easy access to facts sourced from credible third parties or developed using CAPP data that has been checked against external data sources, including government reports. As a result, both fact books are reliable sources of information, statistics, infographics, fast facts and case studies, designed to help Canadians participate in a balanced discussion about energy, the economy and the environment. Topics covered include global demand for natural gas and oil, data about the size of Canada’s resources, explanations of various production methods including steam-assisted gravity drainage and hydraulic fracturing, economic benefits of resource development, and insights on environmental technologies that reduce emissions, water use and more. 

Canada’s energy industry continues to evolve and the future is exciting. Like the entrepreneurs who established oil development in Ontario more than 100 years ago, the industry is focused on solutions and continuous improvement.

The world will need natural gas and oil for a long time to come. Canada has a tremendous resource base combined with a stable political environment and skilled people who develop our natural resources responsibly. Just as oil sands and natural gas operators are committed to growing their businesses, they are equally committed to improving environmental performance by collaborating on the industry’s biggest environmental challenges, developing technologies that reduce impacts on climate, air, land and water, and providing benefits across the country. Innovation and technological advances will also help Canada achieve its global environmental commitments and move toward a cleaner energy future. 

Both publications are available for download from the CAPP website