Conventional and non-conventional oil produced in Alberta. Non-conventional oil includes both unprocessed bitumen and synthetic oil.
Oil Production (thousand m3)
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PUBLISHED - Sep 8, 2017
Oil production in Alberta was 14.3 million cubic metres in June 2017, up 23.9% compared to June 2016. The high year-over-year increase is mostly due to the effects of wildfires in the Wood Buffalo region in spring 2016. Non-conventional (or oil sands) production constituted 83.3% of all oil production in Alberta during June 2017. Production of non-conventional oil was up 29.7% while conventional oil production increased 1.4% on a year-over-year basis.