Crude oil and natural gas: Supply and disposition, January 2015
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Canada produced 19.7 million cubic metres of crude oil and equivalent in January, up 7.7% compared with the same month in 2014.
Growth in crude oil and equivalent production
The growth in crude oil and equivalent production in January came largely from the increase in crude bitumen and synthetic crude oil production in Alberta. Crude oil and equivalent production in Alberta rose 1.4 million cubic metres from the same month a year earlier, accounting for 78.5% of Canada's total production.
Canadian refineries received 8.3 million cubic metres of crude oil and equivalent products in January, up 3.1% from 12 months earlier.
Exports and imports up
Exports of crude oil and equivalent rose 11.4% from January 2014 to 15.2 million cubic metres, while imports increased 4.8% to 2.8 million cubic metres.
Production of marketable natural gas decreases
Total marketable natural gas production in January decreased 3.9% from the same month a year earlier to 13.9 billion cubic metres.
Domestic natural gas sales were up 2.4% to 11.0 billion cubic metres in January compared with the same month in 2014. Both direct sales of natural gas (up 3.0% to 3.0 billion cubic metres) and total utility sales (up 2.1% to 7.9 billion cubic metres) increased.
Exports of natural gas declined 6.6% to 7.9 billion cubic metres, while imports were down 14.4% to 2.1 billion cubic metres.
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 The Daily release "Natural gas transportation and distribution" of March 25.
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