Canada's Gas Production Could Increase Significantly

Jun. 04, 2015 9:05 AM ETCNQ, CNQ:CA3 Comments


  • The world's natural gas demand is increasing.
  • Canada has respectable reserves and is gaining significantly more gas from its shale plays.
  • Canada's natural gas production is expected to increase significantly.


Canada is the world's second largest country in the world not to far behind Russia. Recently, I wrote an article about Canada and the significant oil potential that the country has. Now, I am going to talk about Canada and the significant gas potential the country has.

Natural Gas - Fast Company

Unlike other fossil fuels, natural gas production has been increasing. As a result, different companies are searching for new alternatives for natural gas. With significant reserves, Canada has significant potential to become a more significant natural gas producer.

Natural gas is a fossil fuel formed when layers of buried plants and gases are subject to intense heat and pressure over time. Natural gas is found in deep rock formations as a result of the movement of sediment layers over time.

Current Situation

Before we can talk about Canada's future situation we must first talk about the current situation in Canada.

Top Natural Gas Producers - Mining

Here you can see the top natural gas producing countries in the world. At rank five, Canada is already a significant natural gas producer. The country is effectively tied with ranks three and four but a noticeable ways away from ranks one and two.

Canada Natural Gas Production - 321 Energy

Canada's historical natural gas production is above. As you can see, the country experienced a significant uptrend in production during the 1990s. However, in the 2000s, Canada's natural gas production has remained relatively constant with the exception of a minor downtick recently.

Natural Gas Supplied by Canada - Government Budget

Here you can also see where the natural gas from Canada goes to. As you can see here, the majority of Canada's natural gas goes to the United States.

That actually represents a positive thing. The United States uses a significant

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