Spring 2018 - Bill 12: Preserving Canada’s Economic Prosperity Act

In the face of ongoing challenges threatening the construction of increased pipeline capacity, the Alberta government is acting to defend its energy industry.

Key Points

Alberta/Western Canada currently exports:

  • 7.2 billion cubic feet per day in 2017 of natural gas (from Alberta)
  • 4.1 million  barrels a day of crude oil (from Western Canada)
  • 200,000 barrels a day of refined fuels (gasoline, diesel, jet fuel) *Alberta number based on internal government estimates, includes all methods of transportation

As of December 2017, the existing Trans Mountain Pipeline shipped on average:

  • 258,000 barrels daily of crude oil and blended bitumen   
  • 44,000 barrels daily  of refined fuels (gasoline and diesel)

Approximately 80,000 barrels a day of refined fuels goes to B.C. on all modes of transportation, based on internal government estimates.

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