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Crude oil and natural gas: Supply and disposition

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October 2008 (preliminary) (Previous release)

The domestic production of crude oil and equivalent hydrocarbons totalled 13.6 million cubic metres in October, down 1.8% from October 2007.

Deliveries of crude oil and equivalent hydrocarbons to the export market increased by 2.0% in October 2008 compared with the same month in 2007. In October, 67% of Canada's total production went to the export market.

Marketable natural gas production totalled 13.1 billion cubic metres in October, down 4.5% compared with October 2007.

Natural gas exports made up 63% of marketable natural gas production in October 2008.

Domestic sales of natural gas fell 8.2% in October from the same month in 2007. This decrease was the result of lower sales to the residential and industrial sectors.

Note: Preliminary data are available on CANSIM at the national level to October 2008 inclusive. At the national and provincial level, detailed information is available for crude oil (126-0001) up to August 2008 inclusive, and for natural gas (131-0001) up to February 2008 inclusive.

Available on CANSIM: tables 126-0001 and 131-0001.

Definitions, data sources and methods: survey number 2198.

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Crude oil and natural gas: Supply and disposition (key indicators)