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This explainer video by Canadian Geographic explores how Canada and the U.S. trade energy and why it’s vital we find more customers besides Uncle Sam.

The energy trading relationship between Canada and the United States can be a head scratcher. For example, did you know we sometimes export oil to the United States that we later import back at a higher price?

Make sense of it all with this video produced by Canadian Geographic. This explainer video examines the Canada-U.S. energy trade relationship in all its complexity, with whimsical animated graphics that get at the heart of the issues in ways that are easy to understand and remember. It’s part of Canadian Geographic’s Energy IQ series that produces energy information for teachers, students and the general public. Learn more at

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