Crude oil and natural gas: Supply and disposition, January 2012 (preliminary data)

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Domestic production of crude oil and equivalent hydrocarbons was up 8.4% to 15.9 million cubic metres in January from January 2011.

During the same period, crude oil exports rose 16.5%.

Marketable natural gas production declined 5.9% to 13.4 billion cubic metres.

Domestic sales of natural gas decreased 3.0%, while natural gas exports declined 18.6%.

From December to January, domestic production of crude oil and equivalent hydrocarbons decreased 1.0% while marketable production of natural gas fell 2.7%.

Note to readers

Preliminary data are available on CANSIM at the national level to January 2012 inclusive. At the national and provincial level detailed information is available for crude oil (126-0001) up to September 2011 inclusive, and for natural gas (131-0001) up to September 2011 inclusive.

Available without charge in CANSIM: tables CANSIM table126-0001 and CANSIM table131-0001.

Definitions, data sources and methods: survey number survey number2198.

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