Natural gas in Canada

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Canada natural gas production
Proved natural gas reserves in Canada

At 18.3 billion cubic feet (520,000,000 m3) per day in 2011, Canada was the fourth-largest producer of natural gas in the world.[1] Its proven reserves were 58.2 trillion cubic feet (1,650 km3) at the close of 2006. A large portion of Canada's gas is exported to the United States; in 2006, 9.9 billion cubic feet (280,000,000 m3) per day.[2]

Domestic use[edit]

In 2016 natural gas was used to provide 35% of all energy in Canada, double the amount supplied by electricity.[3] Electricity generated by natural gas was 8.5% of the nations total. Natural gas is used to supply 50% of space heating, and 65% of water heating in homes, similarly 80% of businesses use natural gas for space and water heating.[4] The industrial sector uses natural gas as a source of process heat, as a fuel for the generation of steam and as a feedstock in the production of petrochemicals and fertilizers.[5] Provincially Alberta is the largest consumer of natural gas at 3.9 billion cubic feet per day, followed by BC at 2.3 billion cubic feet per day.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "International Energy Statistics". Eia.gov. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers". Capp.ca. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
  3. ^ a b "NEB – Provincial and Territorial Energy Profiles – Canada". www.neb-one.gc.ca. National Energy Board - Government of Canada. 7 December 2017.
  4. ^ "NORTH AMERICAN NATURAL GAS MARKET: 2015-2016 HEATING SEASON OUTLOOK". Nrcan.gc.ca. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Natural Gas: A Primer". Nrcan.gc.ca. Retrieved 4 July 2018.

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