Ontario 

Ontario’s manufacturing sector is an important supplier for Canada’s oil sands industry. Ontario accounts for one-third of Canadian oil consumption and close to 40 per cent of natural gas consumption.

Ontario’s Industry

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7%

of jobs created by oil sands over the next 25 years are projected to be in Ontario

 

2,500

is the number of producing oil and gas wells in Ontario







 

 

Ontario’s Resources

North America’s first commercial oil well was drilled in Ontario in 1858. Although Ontario is not a significant producer of petroleum, the province has 2,500 producing oil and gas wells.

Ontario accounts for one-third of Canadian oil consumption and close to 40 per cent of natural gas consumption.

What does oil and natural gas development mean to Ontario’s Economy?

The benefits of oil and natural gas development extend across Canada, including Ontario. Many of the components needed for developing this vast resource – tires, trucks, gauges, valves, pumps and more – are produced in the industrial regions of central Canada. And Alberta’s oil and natural gas industry regularly accesses Ontario’s technology and innovation capabilities. Additionally, the industry employs more than 550,000 Canadians directly and indirectly.

What does oil and natural gas development mean to Ontario’s Economy?
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