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Oil Production

Saskatchewan is the second largest oil producer in Canada and the sixth largest in North America. In 2015, the province produced 486,000 barrels of oil per day and shipped about 65% of that production to the United States.

The province has estimated oil reserves of almost 1.2 billion barrels, refining and upgrading capacity, and an extensive network of pipelines. Saskatchewan is home to a significant portion of the Bakken Formation, one of the largest conventional oil plays in North America.

Source: Ministry of Energy and Resources


  • In January 2020, oil production in Saskatchewan increased by 0.4% compared to January 2019.
  • Comparing January 2020 to January 2019, Lloydminster recorded an increase in production by 5.4%. While Kindersley, Swift Current and Estevan recorded a decrease in production by 0.2%, 0.3%, and 4.2% respectively. 
  • Comparing January 2020 to January 2019, except for heavy oil that experienced increased production by 4.9%, other types declined.

More information on the Ministry of Energy and Resources' oil and gas statistics can be found here.

Note:  By Type Production volumes do not contain Recovered Crude Oil volumes. Total Production volumes and By Area Production volumes contain Recovered Crude Oil volumes since Mar 2012.

Source: Ministry of Energy and Resources

Source: Ministry of Energy and Resources

Released: March 23, 2020 Next Update: April 20, 2020


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