Oil & Gas Basics

When you think of oil and gas, you might just think of Alberta, but oil and gas has been Canada’s resource and industry since the first well was drilled in Ontario in 1858! Over the past 150+ years, our oil and gas industry has become ever more sophisticated and streamlined. Today, many thousands of trained experts in several industry sectors work together to pull Canada’s oil and gas resources from deep reservoirs scattered under every province and territory, in order to meet the energy needs of Canadian and international markets.

How Energy Travels

Follow our Energy Travels interactive infographic to learn how oil and natural gas get from under the ground… into your hands.

Types of Oil & Gas in Canada

Make sense of all the types of oil and natural gas found under the ground in Canada.

Where We Find Oil & Gas in Canada

Canada has oil and natural gas from coast to coast to coast. Find out what’s underground near you.

Canada’s Reserves & Production

Add up some big numbers by counting our country’s oil and natural gas reserves and production.

Canada’s Oil & Gas Milestones

Trace the growth path of Canada’s oil and natural gas industry, from 1853 to today.

Industry Who’s Who

Discover who’s who in the oil and gas industry. There may be a career for you!