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

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Domestic production of crude oil and equivalent hydrocarbons was up 10.5% to 15.7 million cubic metres in April from April 2011.

During the same period, crude oil exports rose 10.0%.

Marketable natural gas production was down 3.4% to 11.1 billion cubic metres.

Domestic sales of natural gas decreased 0.7%, while natural gas exports declined 2.1%.

From March to April, domestic production of crude oil and equivalent hydrocarbons increased 0.4%.

Note to readers

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

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

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

For more information, contact Statistics Canada's National Contact Centre (toll-free 1-800-263-1136; 613-951-8116;

To enquire about the concepts, methods or data quality of this release, contact Anthony Caouette (613-951-2515), Manufacturing and Energy Division.