About Oil

What is Oil

Crude oil is a naturally occurring mixture of hundreds of different hydrocarbon compounds trapped in underground rock. These hydrocarbons were created millions of years ago when ancient marine life or vegetation died and settled on the bottoms of streams, lakes, seas and oceans, forming a thick layer of organic material. Sediment later covered this layer, applying heat and pressure that ‘cooked’ the organic material and changed it into the petroleum we extract from the ground today.   Read more


This a valuable section outlining current statistics regarding the potential of oil in Alberta, the amount of oil remaining, and much more.   Read more

Oil Facts

Canada exports more than 2.2 million bbls/d of crude oil and equivalent to US markets accounting for approximately 37 per cent of US oil imports. If you are looking for more interesting facts on oil, this section will provide it for you.   Read more

Prices and value

Oil prices are set in an open and competitive market and are influenced by many variables throughout North America and the world. These variables include supply and demand, production and exploration levels, global weather patterns, pricing and availability of competing energy sources and market participants’ views of future trends in any of these or other variables.    Read more