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Regulations and Standards - Canada's energy efficiency regulations.

Commercial, institutional and federal buildings. - energy benchmarking tools, regulations & standards for commerical & institutional organizations, information for providers of equipment and services (energy management services directory).

Industrial facilities and equipment - information on Natural Resources Canada's ecoENERGY Efficiency for Industry program.

Communities and Government - Fuel Consumption Guide (transportation) and procurement (buildings and equipment).

Alternative Fuels [for vehicles] - ethanol, biodiesel, natural gas, propane, electric, fuel cells and hydrogen.

Energy Efficient Products - regulations, technical specifications, ... for a number of product types.

Energy... Environment Industry and Environmental Issues...
  • Energy Reports (National Energy Board)

    The site includes links to outlooks "for the Canadian supply of all energy commodities including oil, natural gas, NGLs, and electricity, and the demand for Canadian energy commodities in both the domestic and export markets".

    Electricity - Statistics including electricity exports & imports. (Coal-Fired Power Generation - 2008, (Archived Report, click Electricity-Analysis and Publications on the right hand side.)

    Energy Futures - Canada's Energy Future: Energy Supply and Demand Projections to 2035Energy Futures Backgrounder: Addendum to Canada's Energy Future: Energy Supply and Demand Projections to 2035 (June 2012).

    Energy Outlooks - Seasonal, latest 2 editions.

    Energy Overview - Canadian Energy Overview (2012- ) - an annual review of the past year's energy markets.

    Natural Gas - annual outlook for Canadian gas deliverability (expected capability of Canadian gas production), energy market assessments (liquified natural gas) and energy briefing notes (A Primer for Understanding Canadian Shale Gas - Oct. 2009, Natural Gas Supply Costs in Western Canada in 2007, Overview and Economics of the Horseshoe Canyon Coalbed Methane Development-2007.

    Natural Gas Liquids

    Crude Oil and Petroleum Products

    Oil Sands - Canada's Oil Sands - Opportunities and Challenges to 2015. An Update (June 2006). 2006, 2004 & 2000 editions are available in print form (TN 870.54 C26 - Cameron).

    Transportation - Canadian Pipeline Transportation System - Transportation Assessment (2008- ).

    Electric Power... Energy... Oil and Gas...
  • Energy Resources (Natural Resources Canada - NRCan)

    Energy Reports and Publications (Energy Publications) - Energy Markets Fact Book, publications on energy efficiency, technology research, carbon capture and storage (CCS) factsheets, fact sheets for various energy products (oil sands, natural gas, uranium, electricity, crude oil, shale oil)

    Petroleum Products and Crude Oil Prices

    • gasoline, diesel, fuel oil, propane - average weekly consumer prices by city and year. Starts dates vary - gas and propane, 1987- , diesel, 1986- , furnace oil, 2006- .
    • crude oil prices - selected prices, daily [April 2008- ], monthly average [2008- ] and par crude postings at Edmonton, daily [2008- ], monthly average [2008- ].
    • gasoline market reports - bi-weekly (July 2006- ) editions of Fuel Focus. The publication reviews the Canadian gasoline market and the economic drivers that influence prices.
    • fact sheets - includes information on fuel taxes.

    Natural Gas Division

    • annual review and outlook
    • monthly market update - prices & key factors affecting price [2008- ], historical data, 1999- .
    • short-term price and market outlook.
    • liquefied natural gas (LGN) - overview, status of proposed Canadian LGN import projects and regulatory requirements.

    The site also includes links to federal funding, grants & incentive programs, background information on the petroleum products & crude oil markets and infrastructure, the offshore oil & gas industry, uranium/nuclear energy, electricity and coal.

    Energy... Oil and Gas...
  • Energy Statistics Handbook

    Online: 2nd quarter 2002 - 1st quarter 2012.

    Primary energy production, availability, usage by type (crude oil, liquified petroleum gases, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear steam, etc). Also includes international crude petroleum production and reserves.

    Average retail prices by selected Canadian cities for gasoline, automotive diesel fuel and home heating oil are documented.

    The data is presented monthly for the current year and annually for historical and cumulative totals.

  • Facts and Figures: Mining in Canada (The Mining Association of Canada)

    Online: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

    Statistics for production of minerals, employment, international trade, transport, exploration, oil sands; annual.

    Older print editions available in BARD and SciTech .

    Energy... Metals and Mining... Oil and Gas...
  • FP Survey. Mines and Energy

    Location: Winspear Business Reference Library
    Location: Cameron Science and Technology Library
    HG 5151 F49221

    A guide to natural resource companies publicly-traded in Canada.

    Note: Cameron Science and Technology Library holdings - latest edition in REF.

    Energy... Metals and Mining... Oil and Gas...
  • Gaining Ground in the Sands (Deloitte)

    Location: Winspear Business Reference Library
    Online: latest 2 years; Print: TN 860 G35 2011-

    2013, 2014

    An annual Deloitte publication that looks at "major trends and opportunities in the oil sands sector".

    Energy... Oil and Gas...
  • Going Green Tables - Select Federal and Provincial Incentives (PWC)


    The publication lists selected federal and provincial environment related incentives.

    Agriculture... Construction... Electric Power... Energy... Environment Industry and Environmental Issues... Forestry and Forestry Products... Information Technology... Manufacturing... Oil and Gas... Transportation... Restaurants...
  • Heavy Oil and Oilsands Guidebook

    Location: Winspear Business Reference Library
    Location: Cameron Science and Technology Library
    TN 870.54 A336

    Includes information on technology, investment (foreign oilsands investment transactions), supply chain, production (project/mine overviews), upgrading (brief profiles of heavy oil and bitumen upgraders), people, sustainability and a directory (related associations/organizations, producers and companies in the service & supply fields).

    Energy... Oil and Gas...
  • Human Activity and the Environment (Statistics Canada)

    2002 - .

    Each year focuses on a specific environmental issue - (2002 - air quality, 2003 - fresh water resourses, 2004 - energy in Canada, 2005 - solid waste in Canada, 2006 - transportation in Canada, 2007-2008 - climate change in Canada, 2009 - food in Canada, 2010 - freshwater supply & demand in Canada, 2011 - economy and the environment, 2012 - waste management in Canada, 2013 - measuring ecosystem goods and services in Canada, 2014 - agriculture in Canada.

    Agriculture... Energy... Environment Industry and Environmental Issues... Fisheries... Metals and Mining... Oil and Gas... Transportation...
  • Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Progress (Government of Canada)

    Provides information on Canadian hydrogen & fuel cell initiatives such as government programs, applications of hydrogen & fuel cell technologies, publications & tools including sector profiles, directories and strategies, and links to global organizations and resources.

  • Hydrogen and Fuel Cells (Industry Canada)

    Links to a brief industry profile, international and Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (see separate entry in guide) publications as well as related sites.

    Energy... Environment Industry and Environmental Issues...
  • Indian Oil and Gas Canada

    Indian Oil and Gas Canada (IOGC) is a special operating agency that is responsible for managing and regulating oil and gas resources on First Nation reserve lands across Canada.

    Website includes IOGC publications such as agency Annual Reports and IOGC at a Glance.

    Energy... Oil and Gas...
  • Marine Renewables Canada

    Select Marine Renewable Energy in Canada to access a brief sector overview, the Association's publications as well as links to programs, government mre (marine renewable energy) sites, research institutes and related associations/organizations.

  • Mining/Materials (Natural Resources Canada)

    This site contains a wealth of information on the Canadian minerals and metals sector.

    Mining/materials resources

    • Mining/materials publications:
      Note - the publications can be accessed from a number of locations within the website. Not all of the links link to the most recent edition of the publication.
      • Minerals and materials markets - commodity reviews, Canadian mining assets information bulletin, December 2013 (Feb. 2014), an information bulletin on Canada's investment climate for mineral capital (March 2014) and Canadian reserves of selected major metals (March 2014).
      • Mineral exploration - Canadian global exploration activity, mineral exploration & deposit appraisal expenditures in Canada (2014) and a Map of the top 100 exploration and appraisal projects of 2013 (2014).
      • Mining and mineral technology - corrosivity of crude oils and tailings management.
      • Policy - mining sector performance reports and information on a csr strategy for the international extractive sector.
    • Statistics
      • Mineral production - annual (by province and territory, 1995-), monthly (2004-).
      • Mineral exploration - annual exploration & deposit appraisal expenditures (latest 4+ years), annual total mineral resource development investments by expenditure category (most recent 2 years).
      • Mineral trade - imports & exports, annual (latest 6+ years).
      • Mineral use - reported use by end-use detail. Note: the section links to Commodity Reviews.


    • Minerals and Metals Markets - links to an annual "review of developments in the minerals and metals industries". Title varies Commodity Reviews, 2012- ;Canadian Minerals Yearbook (2008-2011).
    • Canadian mineral exploration
      • Canadian global exploration activity (2010)
      • Mineral exploration, deposit appraisal and mine complex development activity in Canada, 2010 and 2011 (2013)
    • The section also includes information on the Canadian diamond industry, the green mining initiative, aboriginal mining agreements, mining policy (legislation & regulations, international agreements, sustainable development), mining taxation and extraction innovation (deep mining, emerging technology).

    Sections include:

    Publications/Reports - use this section to access the most up-to-date publications and statistics (capital investment, employment, mineral production, mineral trade).


    • Canadian Metals and Minerals Recycling Database - "a list of Canadian companies involved in metals and minerals recycling".
    • an industry framework - "a complete list of all the commodities recycled in Canada and information on the recycling of these commodities"
    • a brief overview of industry subsectors and Information about Recycling (acts, regulations and guidelines)

  • Investment & Finance: capital and repair expenditures (2007-2009).
  • Energy... Environment Industry and Environmental Issues... Metals and Mining... Oil and Gas...
  • National Energy Board (NEB)

    The site includes links to publications (energy reports; see separate entry), safety and environmental issues, statistics, hearings and acts & regulations.

    Statistics include:

    • crude oil - exports [1995-], production & available supply [1998-], disposition, imports & price [monthly, 1997-] and disposition of Canadian light & heavy crude oil and imports [1997-]
    • electricity - imports and exports [1997-]
    • frontier exploration [weekly, 2001-]
    • liquid petroleum gas (LPG) underground inventories in Canada [1991-]
    • natural gas - exports and imports [monthly, 1998-], includes some pricing information
    • marketable natural gas production [2000- ]
    • natural gas liquids:
      propane and butanes - exports [1992-], exports by mode of transportation [2001-], product disposition [1990-]
    • energy conversion tables.

    Electric Power... Energy... Environment Industry and Environmental Issues... Oil and Gas...
  • Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN) Homepage

    Topics covered include: Earth Sciences, Energy [Sources] (see separate entry), Environment, Explosives, Forests, Mapping, Minerals, Metals & Mining, Natural Hazards, Science & Technology and Transportation (fuel and energy efficiency guides).

    Each topic area links to related sections within the NRCAN website.

    Electric Power... Energy... Forestry and Forestry Products... Metals and Mining... Nuclear Energy... Oil and Gas... Transportation...
  • Nuclear Power Expert Panel Report on Nuclear Power and Alberta

    Released in February 2009, this background report was prepared for the Alberta Minister of Energy by the Nuclear Power Expert Panel.

    The report explores the issues relevant to "the use of nuclear power to supply electricity in Alberta". Topics include an overview of the electricity market in Alberta, options for meeting Alberta's future electricity needs (nuclear, fossil fuel, natural gas) and issues related to nuclear power (fission, fuel management, safety, regulations).

    Electric Power... Energy... Environment Industry and Environmental Issues... Nuclear Energy...
  • Oil & Gas Directory (

    Searchable by company name, location, category or product.

    Energy... Oil and Gas...
  • Oil & Gas Inquirer

    Oil & Gas Inquirer publishes Oil & Gas Inquirer Magazine which includes industry news, developments and statistics from British Columbia to the East Coast of Canada.

    Energy... Oil and Gas...
  • Oil and Gas Center (Ernst & Young)

    This Ernst & Young industry website for oil and gas provides several reports including Renewable Energy in Canada & East Coast Offshore. Renewable Energy in Canada discusses how support for renewable energy policy development across the country has rebounded and increased. There is also discussion about BC's cleantech industry, challenges and opportunities in the industry, and perspectives on key issues in renewable energy.

    Energy... Oil and Gas...
  • Oil Sands Information Portal (Government of Alberta)

    The Oil Sands Information Portal provides updates on the environmental impacts (specifically Air, Water, Land, Climate Change, Wildlife, & Conservation) as a result of oil sands development in Alberta.

    The Interactive Map function details oil sands operations, location of regional monitoring stations, & helps users visualize surface mining disturbances & reclamation. Results provide details on air & water quality, water use, green house gas emissions & amount of land disturbed due to oil sands development.

    The Data Library helps users understand trends, review such information as reports, static images, links, graphs, & tables as well as historical data sets.

    Energy... Environment Industry and Environmental Issues... Oil and Gas...
  • OilSands (The Pembina Institute)

    Publications related to the economic and environmental aspects of the oil sands, including Booms, busts and bitumen. The economic implications of Canadian oilsands development (2013), Beneath the surface: a review of key facts in the oilsands debate (2013), In the Shadow of the Boom. How oilsands development is reshaping Canada’s economy (May 2012) and Solving the puzzle: environmental responsibility in oilsands development (Apr. 2011).

    Energy... Environment Industry and Environmental Issues... Oil and Gas...
  • Oilsands Community Alliance (OSCA); Formerly The Oil Sands Developers Group (OSDG)

    "The Oil Sands Community Alliance (OSCA) has the mandate to pursue innovative solutions to build thriving communities and enable the responsible growth of Canada‚ oil sands. The OSCA uses a collaborative approach that facilitates engagement, builds relationships, and creates measureable socio-economic benefits. Links to annual (2008- ) forecasts and survey results, OSDG presentations and reports.

    The site also links to a list of oil sands projects, an interactive oil sands map and brief overviews of oil sands related topics (regulation, extraction methods, environment, socio-economic and technology).

    Energy... Oil and Gas...
  • Oilweek Magazine

    Location: Cameron Science and Technology Library
    TN 860 O395

    Includes an annual list of the top 100 oil and gas producers.

    Energy... Oil and Gas...
  • Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC)

    "The Petroleum Services Association of Canada is the national trade association representing the service, supply and manufacturing sectors within the upstream petroleum industry."

    Select Business to view an industry overview, an extensive list of industry associations & government bodies and statistics (external sources for prices & production, well & rig counts).

    The site also links to a members directory (Join Us) and career resources (a job board and occupational profiles).

    Energy... Oil and Gas...
  • Renewable Energy & Cleantech Canada: Industry Guide (Contact Canada)

    Location: Winspear Business Reference Library
    TJ 807.6 R44

    Directory of renewable energy companies and organizations. Includes suppliers.

    Energy... Environment Industry and Environmental Issues...
  • Renewable Energy Investment in Canada (Ernst & Young)

    Reports focusing on renewable energy investment in Canada.

    Sept. 2014, Nov. 2013, April 2012

    Energy... Environment Industry and Environmental Issues...
  • Report 2013B: Pipeline Performance in Alberta, 1990-2012 (Alberta Energy Regulator - AER)

    August 2013

    An "analysis of pipeline data for Alberta on amounts and types, incident statistics, and incident rates."

    Energy... Environment Industry and Environmental Issues... Oil and Gas...
  • Science, Technology and Innovation Council (STIC)

    Created in October 2007, the council produces "regular national reports benchmarking Canada's science and technology performance against international standards". Select Publications to access the State of the Nation reports (2008, 2010) and an Innovation Roadmap.

    Energy... Forestry and Forestry Products... Manufacturing... Oil and Gas... Transportation...
  • Supply and Disposition of Refined Petroleum Products (Statistics Canada)

    1999 - .

    Data on domestic sales by province, and supply and disposition (refinery production, inter-provincial transfers, imports, exports, inventories, etc) by region and product.

    Earlier title: Refined Petroleum Products (1999-2004)

    Energy... Oil and Gas...
  • Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC)

    SDTC is an arm's-length foundation created by the Government of Canada that finances and supports the development and demonstration of clean technologies.

    The Knowledge Centre links to SD Business Case reports that focus "on investment priorities for the development and demonstration of clean technologies that benefit the economy, the environment and the health of Canadians". Technology areas include: downstream natural gas, renewable electricity generation, clean conventional fuels, biofuels, hydrogen, eco-efficiency in commercial buildings and industrial freight transportation.

    News Room - media releases.

    Energy... Environment Industry and Environmental Issues...
  • TD Economics Canada

    This site provides select current special industry reports and observations. Reports are changed on a regular basis. Look under Special Reports/Observations, then look under Industry/Commodities. Click on More Industry/Commodities to view more reports.

    Agriculture... Automobiles and Automotive Parts and Equipment... Construction... Energy... Forestry and Forestry Products... Oil and Gas... Real Estate...
  • Unconventional Resource Guidebook + Directory

    Location: Winspear Business Reference Library
    Print: TN 882 C2 U53 2012

    A directory of companies, industry associations and government agencies involved in Canada's unconventional oil & gas industry.

    Energy... Oil and Gas...
  • Utility Rate Comparisons. Survey of Canadian Electricity Bills (Manitoba Hydro)

    Comparison of bills/rates for a number of Canadian cities, including Edmonton. Average one month bills for residential and general service (small, medium, large load) customers.

    Electric Power... Energy...
  • Western Canada Oil & Gas benchmarking report: Juniors and intermediates (PWC - 2012)

    Covers operations, supply chain management, finance, risk & controls, human resources and information technology.

    Companies surveyed were split roughly equally "between juniors, with daily production in excess of 2,000 BOE/d, and intermediates that went from 10,000 to 90,000 BOE/d. Emerging juniors were not included."

    Energy... Oil and Gas...
  • Wind Energy in Canada. Realizing the Opportunity (KPMG)

    "This report provides insight into financing, investment and development trends in Canada’s clean energy sector."

    Related publications: Canadian Wind Energy Sector Profile 2010 (Industry Canada, CanWEA, KPMG) - HD 9502.5 W55 W67 2010 (Winspear).

  • Worldwide Petroleum Industry Outlook

    Location: Winspear Business Reference Library
    HD 9561 O56

    Energy... Oil and Gas...