November 2001

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: HPImpact: Canada's natural gas future lies in western sector

Natural gas production from western Canada will continue to be the mainstay of Canada's gas supply. The frontier regions will supplement the volumes available from the western Canada sedimentary basin..

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Natural gas production from western Canada will continue to be the mainstay of Canada's gas supply. The frontier regions will supplement the volumes available from the western Canada sedimentary basin, according to a comprehensive, four-year study of that country's gas resources by the Canadian Gas Potential Committee. Future natural gas supplies will cost more to find and produce as the average size of new gas pools – primarily in western Canada – shrinks. In addition, frontier production from remote locations in Canada's north and offshore will cost more to develop and operate than supplies from the western Canada sedimentary basin. "While Canadians have long looked to the No

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