Clean fossil fuels

Canada’s oil, natural gas, and coal resources make it one of the world’s most attractive energy centres for continuing investment and development. However, these resources are facing new requirements to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and manage the impacts of climate change.

Canadian governments are responding to this concern through reduction of emissions by 20 percent from current levels by 2020, and 60 to 70 percent by 2050, which present a challenge to a country that derives 77 percent of its energy from fossil fuels, and much of its wealth from the production and export of fossil fuels. The challenge is to strike a balance between reducing GHG emissions and maintaining economic growth.

Crude oil

Oil sands, pricing, resources, and supply and demand, offshore oil and gas.

Alternative fuels

Ethanol, biodiesel, natural gas, electric.

The refining sector in Canada

Refineries in Canada 2015, petroleum products market.

Refinery economics

Crude oil input, crude and product slates, refinery configuration and utilization, environmental initiatives.

Natural gas

Natural gas as a primer, liquefied natural gas, Pipeline Arbitration Secretariat, Shale and Tight resources, FAQs, North American Natural Gas Market.

Offshore oil and gas

Legislation and regulations, rights issuance and land tenure, oil and gas activity, frontier and offshore regulatory renewal initiative, Atlantic occupational health and safety initiative.

Coal and CO2 capture & storage

Clean coal, carbon capture and storage, gasification, projects, combustion systems optimization, fuels and emissions assessment, research.


Corrosivity of crude oils, corrosion condition in bitumen, pipeline facts, FAQs, Canadian refineries, petroleum products distribution networks, energy infrastructure protection, pipeline arbitration secretariat, pipeline safety regimes.