A Strong Partnership
Canada is the largest, safest and most secure supplier of energy to the United States. Free trade and open markets, as well as a stable policy and regulatory framework, encourage energy investments and strengthen North American energy security. The Centre for Energy, in partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade have created this map to illustrate the Canada-U.S. energy-specific trade relationship including petroleum products, electricity and energy services. It's a strong partnership.
By most measures, Canada consistently ranks among the top 10 energy producers in the world. Canada's energy production is always higher than its consumption. Canada's energy exports accounted for 22.4 per cent of all Canadian exports in 2010. Canada is a net energy exporter.
Energy exports represented $90.7 billion in revenue in 2010. Energy exports drive a substantial part of the overall Canadian economy. As of December 2010, energy is the fourth largest contributor to Canada's GDP, representing 6.34 per cent.
Canada is the largest supplier of oil, natural gas, uranium and electricity to the United States. This map of Canada includes provincial facts and statistics about Canada's energy industry and information about our resources, energy capacity and technology advances that are helping ensure a healthy, sustainable energy future for North America.
U.S. energy security depends upon reliable energy supplies. For over ten years Canada has been the largest supplier of both crude and refined oil products to the United States. The interconnected Canada-United States power grids also ensure a more efficient, shared electricity system. Integration allows both countries to use assets in a more efficient way that would not be possible without trade. Canada and the United States are participants in the multilateral Gen IV Nuclear Forum to collaboratively develop the next generation of commercial nuclear technology.