Oil and Gas Production by Canadian Province. 2014

 

Canadian oil and gas data is produced annually by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers in the voluminous 'Statistical Handbook for Canada’s Upstream Petroleum Industry.'

Two charts are of particular note: Table 3.7e ('Total Canadian Liquid Hydrocarbon Production - By Province') and Table 3.9b ('Canadian Natural Gas Production - By Province'). Data from both of those, for 2014, is summarised in the following;

 

Source: Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers - 2015 Statistical Handbook for Canada's Upstream Petroleum Industry. 
* 'Other' includes The Territories, Ontario, New Brunswick and Offshore Nova Scotia. 

 

..and here is the same for natural gas production;

Source: Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers - 2015 Statistical Handbook for Canada's Upstream Petroleum Industry. 
* 'Other' includes The Territories, Ontario and New Brunswick.

 

Natural gas production can be converted to oil equivalent output based on calorific equivalency. The conversion, employed by BP is that 1 billion cubic metres (BCM) of natural gas = 0.9 million tonnes of oil equivalent (MTOE). Using this data it is possible to add natural gas in MTOE to oil.  The following pie chart is produced from the sum of the two and shows how much oil and gas is produced by Canadian province. Saskatchewan is number 3 behind Alberta and British Columbia;

 

Source: Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers - 2015 Statistical Handbook for Canada's Upstream Petroleum Industry. 
* Conversion factor employed per BP Statistical Review of World Energy (1 BCM gas = 0.9 MTOE crude oil).

** 'Other' includes The Territories, Ontario, New Brunswick and offshore Nova Scotia.

Sask. Oil & Gas Production Compared with Leading Countries

 

The following graph shows per capita oil and gas production for Canada's 3 leading provinces vs. the World's 13 leading countries. The point of it is to show that while Saskatchewan's per capita oil and gas production is high - it does not in itself justify Saskatchewan's highest-in-Canada per capita Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. Not least of the reasons for saying this is that Alberta's oil and gas production (64.2 tonnes of oil equivalent (TOE) per person) is 2.3 times more than Saskatchewan's (27.4 TOE) while its per capita emissions are slightly lower.

Also of note is the fact that Qatar, Kuwait, Brunei, Norway and Trinidad & Tobago all have significantly lower per capita GHG emissions than Saskatchewan despite having higher per capita oil and gas production. 

 

Source: The BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2015; Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers - 2015 Statistical Handbook for Canada's Upstream Petroleum Industry.

 

A word on the data.  The country data is drawn from the BP Statistical Review of World Energy. That information has, for the purposes of this analysis, to be comparable with the Province-specific data shown above. For the oil data there is an almost perfect match between BP (209.9 MT) and CAPP (211.1 MT).  The natural gas match is not as good (BP - 162.0 BCM vs. CAPP 178.3 BCM). Nonetheless it is good enough for the purposes of this analysis. 

To ensure comparability between the CAPP data for the Provinces and BPs' country data; the proportion of CAPP production attributed to each Province was multiplied by the BP numbers to reach a comparable per-Province oil and gas production.

This gas data was then converted to Million Tonnes of Oil Equivalent (MTOE) using BP's standard conversion factors. The oil and gas MTOE data was then summed and divided by country/province populations to reach a comparable per capita number.