Crude oil and natural gas: Supply and disposition, November 2014
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Canada produced 17.4 million cubic metres of crude oil and equivalent in November, up 5.1% compared with the same month in 2013.
Crude oil production increases in November
Crude bitumen led the production gain, rising 8.9% to 5.7 million cubic metres. Production was also up in November for light and medium crude oil (up 6.4% to 4.6 million cubic metres), synthetic crude oil (up 1.9% to 4.9 million cubic metres) and heavy crude oil (up 0.3% to 2.2 million cubic metres).
Exports are up
Exports of crude oil and equivalent grew 8.5% in November compared with November 2013 to 14.0 million cubic metres. Shipments to the United States accounted for 97.0% of total exports for the month, delivered mainly by pipelines.
Imports of crude oil and equivalent products decreased 4.1% from the same month a year earlier to 2.7 million cubic metres.
Marketable natural gas production rises
Total marketable natural gas in November rose 4.5% from the same month a year earlier to 12.9 billion cubic metres.
Exports of natural gas edged up 0.3% to 6.8 billion cubic metres, while imports decreased 3.1% to 1.7 billion cubic metres.
Domestic natural gas sales were up 4.0% to 8.4 billion cubic metres in November compared with the same month in 2013. Both direct sales of natural gas (up 5.6% to 2.5 billion cubic metres) and total utility sales (up 3.3% to 5.9 billion cubic metres) increased.
Note to readers
Data are subject to revision.
The Crude Oil and Natural Gas survey uses respondent data as well as administrative data provided by federal, provincial and territorial authorities responsible for the regulation of crude oil and natural gas production for the provinces and territories within their respective jurisdictions.
Export data are a combination of National Energy Board and survey data reported by respondents.
Except for crude oil production, all crude oil numbers include crude oil, condensate and pentanes plus.
Total marketable gas includes gas received from fields and processing or reprocessing plants after re-injection, field uses, processing plant and reprocessing plant shrinkage, plant use and losses have been deducted.
Additional information on natural gas is available in "Natural gas transportation and distribution" released in The Daily on January 29.
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