- 12% of jobs created by the oil and gas industry over the next 10 years will be in Ontario*
- 2,400 - number of producing oil and natural gas wells in Ontario in 2016
- 392,000 barrels per day - Ontario's refining capacity which accounts for 20% of Canadian refining capacity
- 1,600 companies - estimated number of companies from across Ontario that directly supply the oil sands with a variety of goods and services
- $153 billion - contributed by the oil and natural gas sector to Ontario's economy over the next 10 years*
- $12.6 billion - in taxes to the provincial government over the next 10 years as a result of oil and natural gas sector activities across Canada*
*Source: Canadian Energy Research Institute
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 2,400 producing oil and gas wells. Ontario's manufacturing sector is an important supplier for Canada's oil and natural gas industry. In 2012 and 2013, the oil sands sector purchased $4.6 billion in goods and services from 1,100 companies located in Ontario.