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  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

    Main headings:


    • market information and statistics for dairy, grains & oilseeds, cereals, horticulture, red meat, organics, poultry & eggs, pulses (grain legumes) & special crops. Information varies by sector.


    • information on
      • processed food & beverages, including seafood and functional foods - industry overviews, regulations and statistics
      • food regulations - acts & regulations, reports & reviews (sodium reduction efforts, market opportunities for foods with added health benefits for an aging Canadian population, Canada's regulatory system for foods with health benefits ... )
      • food distribution - statistics and links to external sources
      • Biomass - sections on feedstock, biorefineries, as well as a link to a biomass inventory mapping and analysis tool.
      • biofuels - renewable fuels regulations, funding initiatives.

    International Business:

    • links to sections in Agri-Food Trade Service website (trade data & statistics, market analysis, trade news).

    Science and Innovation:

    Agri-Environment - land and water management.

    Agriculture... Energy... Environment Industry and Environmental Issues... Food...
  • Alberta Energy (Government of Alberta)

    Select Our Business to view information on:

    • alternative and renewable energy (bioenergy)
    • carbon capture and storage
    • coal
    • electricity
    • minerals
    • natural gas
    • oil
    • oil sands
    • tenure (administration of all conventional petroleum and natural gas rights in Alberta).

    Most energy sectors include links to publications & maps, royalty information, legislation, guidelines & policies, forms & reports and links to related associations and government departments.

    Chemicals... Electric Power... Energy... Environment Industry and Environmental Issues... Metals and Mining... Oil and Gas...
  • Alberta Energy Regulator (AER)

    Data & Publications

    • Activity & Data
      • "access to oil, gas, oil sands, coalbed methane (CBM), and shale gas data", including daily activity lists (drilling activity, facility approvals, pipeline approvals and dispositions, pipeline construction, confidential well lists and well licences).
    • Information Quality Program
      • "aimed at improving the accuracy of collected data and ensuring the continued integrity of the AER’s data processes".
      • links to information on completed project initiatives, including BSHIP (Improvements in Well Location Data Management) and Well & Licence Status Alignment.
    • Statistical Reports - all statistical reports, including
      • well licences issued
      • data on the supply & disposition and prices for butanes, ethane, gas, NGL, oil, propane and sulphur - Alberta Energy Resources Industries Monthly Statistics (ST3)
      • "volumetric data for gas plant and gas gathering system activities such as receipts, dispositions, and processes" - Alberta Gas Plant/Gas Gathering System Statistics
      • well lists
      • mineable oil sands plant statistics (productions, supplies, dispositions, and inventory of oil sands and processing products)
      • operating and abandoned coal mines
      • drilling activity
      • gas processing plants (location & names, plant operator, facility licence & design capacities, licenced sulphur recovery efficienty and maximum daily emission rates
      • upstream oil and gas regulatory performance - Field Surveillance & Operations Branch Provincial Summary
      • upstream petroleum industry flaring & venting
      • pipeline approval & disposition, and construction notification
      • facility approvals and facility list (batteries, gas plants, meter stations ...)
      • Energy reserves and supply/demand outlook
      • sulphur recovery & sulphur emissions at Alberta sour gas plants
      • codes for fields & pools and registered licensees & agents
      • approved oilfield waste management facilities
      • enforcement action summaries
      • fuel gas efficiency in the upstream gas & conventional oil industry.
    • Publications
      • manuals, technical reports, investigation reports and maps (table of formations, zones available for shale gas fluids) & map viewers (abandoned wells, coal mines, scheme approval areas, well spacing, base of groundwater protection query tool and disposition spacial processing tool)
    • Orders
      • "AER orders are legal documents that formally order a specific action or prohibition, including facility closures or abandonments".

    Applications & Notices

    • notices about applications, hearings, and other related oil and gas matters
    • decisions reached on applications submitted to the AER (Publication of Decision)
    • hearings & proceedings

    Abandonment & Reclamation

    • liability management
      • orphan levy
      • programs, processes, and related documents - information on the licensee liability rating (LLR) program, large facility liability management program, site-specific liability assessments (SLA) and oilfield waste liability (OWL) programs (Directives 011 and 001 cover liability costs).
      • mine financial security program (MFSP) - "The MFSP collects financial security from the oil sands and coal industry in an effort to protect the public from paying for end-of-life project closure costs."
      • Frequently asked questions

    Rules & Directives

    • "the acts, regulations, directives and letters that govern the energy industry under the jurisdiction of the AER" by topic.
    • AER's manuals and bulletins.

    Energy... Environment Industry and Environmental Issues... Oil and Gas...
  • Alberta Industries (Alberta, Canada. Government of Alberta)

    The site provides "sector specific information" on the following industries:

    • Aerospace & defence
    • Agri-food
    • Building products and technologies
    • Engineering & construction
    • Environmental products & services
    • Financial services
    • Industrial manufacturing
    • Information and communication technologies
    • Life sciences
    • Metal manufacturing
    • Oil & gas
    • Refining, petrochemicals and biochemicals
    • Tourism
    • Transportation and international logistics

    Information varies by industry. Links to relevant policies & regulations, industry stakeholders and related associations/researchers are included for most industries.

    Aerospace... Agriculture... Banking and Finance... Construction... Consulting (Managerial and Engineering)... Energy... Environment Industry and Environmental Issues... Health Care... Information Technology... Manufacturing... Metals and Mining... Oil and Gas... Pharmaceuticals... Tourism and Hospitality...
  • Alberta Oil Sands Industry Quarterly Update (Government of Alberta)


    "information on the projects and related activities occurring in the oil sands, including government and industry updates and detailed project listings."

    Energy... Oil and Gas...
  • Canada's Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Environment Canada)

    Links to information on Canada's GHG inventory (1990- ) of "human-induced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from sources (e.g., fuel combustion, industrial processes) and removals by sinks (e.g., growing trees)" at the national, provincial and sectoral level.

    Select Facility GHG Reporting to locate emissions data by facility (2004- ). Includes a searchable database (gas, facility, location, industry).

    Agriculture... Energy... Environment Industry and Environmental Issues... Manufacturing... Oil and Gas... Transportation...
  • Canada's Industries (Invest in Canada)

    Industry overviews for a number of industry sectors, including

    • aerospace, automotive
    • bio-products, biopharmaceuticals, business services
    • chemicals & plastics, digital media
    • financial services, functional foods
    • machinery and equipment, medical devices
    • mining, renewable energy-wind and solar power, oil & gas
    • software, wireless communications

    Aimed at potential foreign investors, the industry overviews include information on foreign direct investment, a list of foreign investors, leading Canadian companies, innovation, key strengths, industry clusters and cost & competitive advantages.

    Aerospace... Agriculture... Automobiles and Automotive Parts and Equipment... Banking and Finance... Biotechnology... Chemicals... Computers and Computer Software... Consulting (Managerial and Engineering)... Education, Training, and New Media Industries... Energy... Environment Industry and Environmental Issues... Food... Forestry and Forestry Products... Health Care... Machinery... Manufacturing... Metals and Mining... Pharmaceuticals... Plastics and Rubber Industries... Telecommunications...
  • Canada's Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA)

    "Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) is an alliance of oil sands producers focused on accelerating the pace of improvement in environmental performance in Canada's oil sands through collaborative action and innovation." The initiatives focus on four areas: tailings, water, land and greenhouse gases.

    Select Focus Areas to view an overview of each area, information on current projects and project research publications.

    The site also links to News releases and association sponsored events.

    Energy... Environment Industry and Environmental Issues... Oil and Gas...
  • Canada-Alberta Oil Sands Environmental Monitoring Information Portal (Government of Canada, Alberta Government)

    Links to information related to the Joint Canada-Alberta Implementation Plan for Oil Sands Monitoring (2012). Information includes "maps of the monitoring region, details of the monitoring sites, .. data ... and scientific analysis and interpretation of the data and results."

    The site links to maps and data and documents (news and information) related to air monitoring, water monitoring, wildlife contaminants and biodiversity & disturbance.

    Energy... Environment Industry and Environmental Issues... Oil and Gas...
  • Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors (CAODC)

    Select Statistics to view

    • Rig Counts - weekly drilling rig counts (current year only), monthly drilling rig counts - (latest 2 years), quarterly drilling rig counts (latest 2+ years), monthly service rig counts (latest 1+ years) and quarterly service rig counts (latest 2+ years).
    • CAODC forecast - total number of wells (Western Canada) includes number of active rigs, utilization and operating days.
    • Operating days - graph of monthly data, 2+ years
    • Operating hours - graph, 1+ years.
    • Well Counts - well counts and meters drilled, Western Canada, annual, 2001- ; well counts & well types, Western Canada, monthly, 2002- .

    Other sections include Industry Resources (links to Canadian oil and gas associations and wage schedules) and Membership (a directory of members).

    Energy... Oil and Gas...
  • Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP)

    Publications & Statistics:

    • Statistics - Statistical Handbook - current and historical information on demand/consumption, expenditures/revenues, imports/exports, crown land sales, drilling, average prices of crude oil and natural gas by province, production, refining and reserves. Includes downloadable statistical tables.
    • Publications - crude oil forecasts, oil sands (environment, bitumen royalty value methodology), health & safety, industry operations (best management practices, labour standards), policy & regulatory and climate change.
    • Presentations & Speeches - outlooks for the oil, natural gas and oil sands sectors.
    • Third party reports and a Glossary
    • Related Links - industry and professional organizations.

    Canadian oil and natural gas: publications and information related to the oil, oil sands and natural gas industries

    Responsible development: Responsible Canadian Energy Progress Reports (the industry's "performance in four areas – people, air, water and land – through key environmental and social metrics"), economic competitiveness, abandonment and reclamation (Land).

    Energy... Oil and Gas...
  • Canadian Electricity Association (CEA)

    The site links to industry data, a glossary of terms, a list of members, industry associations & regulators and CEA policies & position papers. Click on any of the tabs and select the desired section from under the Quick Links heading (right column).

    Industry data, available through (see separate entry), includes demand, supply & capacity, trade, investment & economics, emissions, environmental expenditures and transmission & distribution.

    Electric Power... Energy...
  • Canadian Energy Research Institute - CERI

    CERI, founded in 1975, is "independent, non-profit research institute committed to excellence in the analysis of energy economics and related environmental policy issues in the producing, transportation, and consuming sectors."

    Publications include:

    Electric Power... Energy... Oil and Gas... Transportation...
  • Canadian Energy Survey (PriceWaterhouseCoopers)

    Online: latest 3-4 years; Print: HF 5686 P3 O392 - latest edition in Winspear, others in Rutherford

    The survey includes a summary of the financial and operating information of income trusts and the top 100 Canadian public oil and gas companies. Also includes an industry outlook.

    Related title: Energy Visions Business Forum - post-survey summary report

    Previous title: Canadian Oil & Gas Survey.

    Electric Power... Energy... Oil and Gas...
  • Canadian Gas Association (CGA)

    Links to market updates, gas stats, the association's semi-annual magazine Canadian Natural Gas (latest issue), as well as news releases, policy papers and submissions to government and industry organizations.

    Energy... Oil and Gas...
  • Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Sector Profile

    Online: 2004- .; Print: TK 2931 C23 (2004 - 2008): BARD

    Produced by the Government of Canada, Fuel Cells Canada and PricewaterhouseCoopers, this publication "describes the sector in terms of revenue, research & development and employment".

    Select Browse Issue Records to view links to the individual volumes.

    Electric Power... Energy... Nuclear Energy...
  • Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Association (CHFCA)

    Select Resources then Publications to access the latest 1-2 editions of an industry directory Capabilities Guide ... - Canada's Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Industry, the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Sector Profile (2004- see separate entry in guide) and the Canadian Fuel Cell Commercialization Roadmap.

    The site also links to a list of CHFCA Members.

  • Canadian Industrial Energy End-Use Data and Analysis Centre (CIEEDAC)

    Affliated with the Faculty of Environment at Simon Fraser University the Centre provides access to information related to energy use in Canadian Industry.


    • CIEEDAC Database on Energy, Production and Intensity Indicators for Canadian Industry. Data for all major industry groups (NAICS), 1990-
    • District Energy Inventory - " a snapshot of the thermal energy network across the country".
    • Industrial Databases - CIEEDAC's inventory of data sources on energy, materials, and emissions
    • Renewable Energy Database - facility search by region, resource type and start year.
    • Cogeneration Database - cogeneration facility search by region, sector, fuel, system type and start year.

    Publications - links to reports on

    • energy use and related data - industries covered include cement manufacturing, chemical products, construction, pulp & paper, wood products, paper manufacturing, metals & mining, energy supply, electricity and oil refineries.
    • energy & GHG emissions in British Columbia
    • development of greenhouse gas intensity indicators

    A list of international energy organizations and consultants can be found under Resources then Network.

    Construction... Electric Power... Energy... Environment Industry and Environmental Issues... Forestry and Forestry Products... Oil and Gas... Pulp and Paper...
  • Canadian Industrial Outlook. ... (Conference Board of Canada)

    The Conference Board of Canada publishes a number of industry specific industry outlooks. The publications include "detailed five-year forecasts in 16 key Canadian industries. The reports examine the short- and medium-term economic and profitability outlooks for these industries."

    Industries include:

    • accommodation
    • aerospace
    • air transportation
    • product manufacturing (wood, computers, electronics)
    • computer and electronic product manufacturing
    • food manufacturing
    • food services
    • gas extraction
    • oil and gas
    • motor vehicle manufacturing
    • motor vehicle parts manufacturing
    • non-residential construction
    • oil extraction
    • paper products
    • residential construction
    • telecommunications
    • wood products

    All reports are available electronically through the database E-Library. Access to this database is restricted to members of the University of Alberta community.

    Aerospace... Airlines... Automobiles and Automotive Parts and Equipment... Computers and Computer Software... Construction... Energy... Food... Forestry and Forestry Products... Oil and Gas... Pulp and Paper... Telecommunications... Tourism and Hospitality... Transportation...
  • Canadian Industry Statistics (Industry Canada)

    Canadian Industry Statistics analyses industry data on many economic indicators using the most recent data from Statistics Canada.

    Site includes statistical information on:

    • Accommodation and Food Services
    • Administrative and Support, Waste Management and Remediation Services
    • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
    • Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
    • Construction
    • Educational Services
    • Finance and Insurance
    • Health Care and Social Assistance
    • Information and Cultural Industries
    • Management of Companies and Enterprises
    • Manufacturing excluding Food
      • Food Manufacturing
    • Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
    • Other Services (except Public Administration)
    • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
    • Public Administration
    • Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
    • Retail Trade
    • Transportation and Warehousing
    • Utilities
    • Wholesale Trade
    Agriculture... Arts and Cultural Industries... Banking and Finance... Construction... Consulting (Managerial and Engineering)... Education, Training, and New Media Industries... Energy... Food... Health Care... Insurance... Manufacturing... Metals and Mining... Oil and Gas... Real Estate... Retail... Services... Sports... Transportation...
  • Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA)

    Select Library to view a number of publications, presentations & speeches and an energy glossary.

    Publications include

    • the Nuclear Energy Fact Book (latest 2 editions only);
    • the Nuclear Canada Yearbook (2003- ) - an overview of the nuclear energy industry in Canada and a buyers guide. Also available in print (TK 9026 N95 - Winspear);
    • the Canadian Nuclear Industry Capabilities (CNIC) Guide (2009-2010) - a directory of Canada's "nuclear supplier industry, industry associations and R&D/Academic institutions".

    Select Studies & Reports to see public opinion reports on Canadian views on nuclear energy (2003- ) and News & Events to view news releases and links to government agencies & other nuclear organizations. A list of members is available in the About CNA section.

    Energy... Nuclear Energy...
  • Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL)

    Responsibility for the facilities previously run by the Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) was transferred to Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL), a wholly owned subsidiary of AECL, in February 2013.

    Sections include:

    • Environmental Stewardship - performance reporting as well as links to agencies responsible for low-level radioactive waste and nuclear legacy liabilities
    • News & Publications - full text of the AECL Nuclear Review (2012-), annual and interim financial reports (2012/2013- ), event reports, (Oct. 2014- , quarterly) and news releases.

    Energy... Nuclear Energy...
  • Canadian Oil Register

    Location: Winspear Business Reference Library
    Location: Cameron Science and Technology Library
    TN 867 C22

    Information on officers and key personnel, date of incorporation for oil and gas producers, explorers and developers, service and supply companies, consultants and consulting service, petrochemical producers, refiners, processors, marketers and plant operators, transportation and oilfield construction companies, and data processors. Also includes: government departments, associations and clubs engineers, pipeline contractors, designers, construction & fabricators, geophysical data brokers, contractors, lease brokers and land agents, oil well drilling contractors and oil well servicing, pipeline companies and power distribution.

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

    Energy... Oil and Gas...
  • Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA)

    Information on the biodiesel and ethanol fuel industries.

    Select Resources to view studies & reports,fact sheets and a list of Canadian biofuels facilities (location, operational status and production capacity). Report topics include the economic impact of biofuels plants in Canada, ethanol's potential contribution to Canada's transportation sector and key issues for Canada's ethanol industry.

    Industry includes links to related organizations and a Canadian industry map (plant locations) .

    Biotechnology... Energy... Environment Industry and Environmental Issues...
  • Canadian Society for Unconventional Resources - CSUR

    Links to a directory of members (Our Members), news stories and Resources (news, CSUR presentations, new technologies).

    Energy... Oil and Gas...
  • Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA)

    Links to a membership directory, industry reports (Market Intelligence), government & regulatory issues, market intelligence n industry directory (). The site also links to related organizations/government departments (Solar Energy 101 - Resources & Links).

    Electric Power... Energy...
  • Canadian Wind Energy Association (canwea)

    Section headings: Wind Energy (quick facts, fact sheets, links & resources which also include the Ontario Wind Resource Atlas with a link to other provincial wind atlases, Canada's National Wind Resource Map, & RETScreen International Software, a free decision tool for evaluating the energy production, life cycle costs, & greenhouse gas emmision reductions for renewable energy technologies), Wind Farms (list of wind farms in Canada, wind projection, & case studies), Media Center (association news releases and publications - WindLink, WindSight), & other wind energy publications.

  • CanmetENERGY (Natural Resources Canada)

    CanmetENERGY is the largest Canadian energy science & technology organization working on clean energy research & technology development, managing science & technology programs & services. Choose from the following categories on the site to access related publications: Renewables, Buildings & Communities, Clean Fossil Fuels, Bioenergy Systems, Industrial Processes, Oil Sands, & Transportation

    CanmetENERGY has also provided a wide range of clean energy project analysis, modelling & simulation software tools, free of charge from the site.

  • Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC)

    "The mission of the CCEMC is to achieve actual and sustainable reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and facilitate climate change adaptation by stimulating transformative change through investments in climate change knowledge, clean technology development, and operational deployment."

    The site links to a portfolio of funded Projects (brief project overviews include status, location, CCEMC funding and project value), News stories, annual and technical reports (About) and related government agencies (About).

    Technical Reports include

    • CCS potential in the oil sands. Evaluating the impact of emerging carbon capture technologies on oil sands emissions (Pembina-2014)
    • Farming 4R Land project reports (Canadian Fertilizer Institute, Alberta Innovates-2014) - "Farming 4R Land was initiated for Alberta’s producers to demonstrate economic, social and environmental returns by implementing 4R Nutrient Stewardship."
    • Developing an adsorbing biocarbon to achieve greenhouse gas benefits in the remediation of produced water from oil sands operations (2013)
    • GE ceramic membranes. Final report (2013)

    Agriculture... Energy... Environment Industry and Environmental Issues...
  • Climate Leadership (Government of Alberta)

    Information related to Alberta's policy response to climate change, including the full-text of the Climate Change Advisory Panel's Report (November 2015).

    Energy... Environment Industry and Environmental Issues...
  • Coal Association of Canada

    Under Quick Links, click on Membership Directory to find a link to members list. Entries include brief corporate profiles and fields of activity.

  • Comparison of Electricity Prices in Major North American Cities (Hydro Quebec)

    Annual, latest 5 years-.

    The publication includes rates for residential, small, medium and large power users.

    Electric Power... Energy...
  • Cool Companies. Industry Guides

    Location: Winspear Business Reference Library
    HD 2709 C63

    • 2013 - Alberta's Advanced Technologies
    • 2011 - Alberta's clean technologies & green products
    • 2010 - Alberta's medical devices & techologies
    • 2009 - Nanotechnology & Advanced Materials in Alberta

    Each edition includes brief industry and company profiles.

    2009-2010, 2013 also available through ERA (Education and Research Archive).

    Energy... Environment Industry and Environmental Issues... Health Care... Pharmaceuticals...
  • Council of Canadian Academics

    Select Publications and then Assessment Publications to access reports covering a number of topics including policing, energy prices, science culture, information technology, and the environmental impacts of shale gas extraction.

    Reports include:

    • Technological Prospects for Reducing the Environmental Footprint of Canadian Oil Sands (May 2015)
    • Understanding the Evidence: Wind Turbine Noise (April 2015)
    • Environmental Impacts of Shale Gas Extraction in Canada (May 2014)

    Energy... Environment Industry and Environmental Issues... Oil and Gas...
  • Country Analysis Briefs: Canada (Energy Information Administration - U.S.)

    An overview of the energy situation in Canada, produced by the Energy Information Administration (EIA), a statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Energy. The document also includes economic and environmental overviews.

    Electric Power... Energy... Environment Industry and Environmental Issues... Oil and Gas...
  • (Crude Quality Inc.)

    Information on Western Canadian crudes. Includes detailed monthly data on samples of all Western Canadian heavy crude streams, tools related to crude blending & crude comparisons and a Canadian crude quick reference guide (Tools).

    Energy... Oil and Gas...
  • Current and Future State of Oil and Gas Pipelines and Refining Capacity in Canada (Standing Committee on Natural Resources. Parliament of Canada)

    May 2012

    The document includes an overview of North America's oil and gas pipeline networks and Canadian refineries and refining capacity. Emerging market trends for crude oil, refined petroleum products and natural gas are also discussed.

    Energy... Oil and Gas...
  • Directory of Directories (Alberta, Canada. Government of Alberta)

    A list of Alberta-based industry associations. Each entry includes a link to the association's website, when available, and details on how to obtain the association's directory.

    Aerospace... Agriculture... Clothing, Accessories, and Textile Industries... Construction... Consulting (Managerial and Engineering)... Energy... Environment Industry and Environmental Issues... Forestry and Forestry Products... Oil and Gas... Plastics and Rubber Industries...
  • Doing Business In Alberta (Price Waterhouse Coopers)

    Brief reports related to current economic conditions in Alberta.

    Banking and Finance... Computers and Computer Software... Construction... Consumer Goods... Energy... Forestry and Forestry Products... Health Care... Oil and Gas... Real Estate... Retail... Services... Telecommunications... Transportation...
  • Energy Efficiency (Natural Resources Canada)

    Statistics and Analysis

    • Databases
      • Comprehensive Energy Use Database [1990- ] - "an overview of sectoral energy markets in Canada and in each region of the country." Sectors covered include residential, commercial/institutional, industrial, transportation and agriculture. Note: most recent data tables cover 1990 and the most recent 2 years. Links to additional data located at the bottom on each page.
      • Energy Use Data Handbook Tables [1990- ]. Note: most recent data tables cover 1990 and the most recent 4+ years. Links to additional data located at the bottom on each page.
      • Energy Efficiency Trends Analysis Tables [1990- ]. Note: most recent data tables cover 1990 and the most recent 4+ years. Links to additional data located at the top of each page.
      • Survey of Household Energy Use Data Tables [latest edition]
      • Energy Consumption of Major Household Appliances Shipped in Canada Data Tables [1990- }
      • Industrial Consumption of Energy (ICE) Survey - Energy use in the Canadian manufacturing sector data tables [1995- ]
      • Survey of Commercial and Institutional Energy Use (SCIEU) - Buildings 2009 Data Tables
      • Directory of energy efficiency and alternative energy programs in Canada
    • NEUD Publications
      • Energy Efficiency Trends in Canada, 1990-2010 + analysis tables (1990- )
      • Survey of Commercial and Institutional Energy Use - Buildings / Establishments 2009
      • Industrial Consumption of Energy (ICE) Survey. Summary Report of Energy Use in the Canadian Manufacturing Sector [1995- ] + data tables
      • Energy Consumption of Major Household Appliances Shipped in Canada, Trends for 1990- + data tables.
      • Survey of Household Energy Use [latest edition]
      • Directory of Energy Efficiency and Alternative Energy Programs in Canada (Programs Directory)
    • The section also links to a glossary of terms and other useful sites.

    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 Infrastructure - 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...

    Electric Power... Energy...
  • 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...