Canadians use oil and gas products every day and pipelines are the safest way to deliver those products. In fact, Canadians rely on natural gas and oil to meet more 66 per cent of their daily energy needs.
From the time you get up in the morning until you go to bed at night, it’s difficult to find a moment when you haven’t used energy transported by a pipeline. Gas may heat your home, provide electricity and cook your food. Petroleum products made from oil power our planes, trains and automobiles. Oil is used to harvest the crops for your food and clothing, and get it to the store.
Over 6,000 everyday products are made from petroleum, including shampoo, computers and vitamins.
The value of Canadian exports of crude oil and natural gas was more than $81 billion in 2014. Canada has the third largest oil reserves in the world – after Saudi Arabia and Venezuela – and it’s a key part of our country’s prosperity.