Canada’s Upstream Oil & Natural Gas Industry
The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) is the voice of Canada’s upstream oil and natural gas industry. We enable the responsible growth of our industry and advocate for economic competitiveness and safe, environmentally and socially responsible performance.
Explore Canadian Energy
Oil is produced (extracted) using different methods depending on geology and location. After recovering the oil, it is sent to refineries to create refined products we use every day, such as gasoline.
Uses for Oil
Canadians consume a lot of products made from oil. In fact, Canadians used 110 billion litres of refined oil products in 2018. Oil is an important part of daily life in Canada and the world for transportation, heating our homes, and plastics used in clothing, electronics, and more.
Oil and Natural Gas Pipelines
Pipelines are a critical part of Canada’s oil and natural gas infrastructure. Pipelines are the safest and most efficient way to move large volumes of oil and natural gas from development areas to refineries, petrochemical plants and even to our homes and businesses for use.
Welcome to CAPP’s media section. CAPP provides commentary on a variety of issues through our News Releases, Issues and Perspectives and Our Submissions sections. Information on contacting our media department is available on this page as well.
Canada’s Oil Sands Fact Book
The Facts on Oil Sands was designed to give readers fast, easy access to oil sands facts to help them participate in the discussion. Facts are sourced from credible third parties or are developed using CAPP data that is checked against other data sources, including government reports.
The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) provides a unified voice for the upstream petroleum industry. We represent companies, large and small, that explore for, develop and produce oil and natural gas throughout Canada.