very year since 1997, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has published the most important figures on production, transformation and consumption of energy in more than 140 countries—including Canada. The recently released Key World Energy Statistics 2013 lists 16 different statistics for every country as well as regional statistics and comparisons to those statistics in 1973. Here’s a look at what this report says about energy use in Canada.
CANADIAN ENERGY STATISTICS
The IEA report looks at various energy-related statistics, most of which are from 2012. Here are the key statistics for Canada:
- Crude oil. Canada produced 182 Mt of crude oil, which constituted 4.4% of the world total. It exported 82 Mt of that oil.
- Oil products. The country produced 93 Mt of oil products (2.4% of the world total). It didn’t make the top 10 list of net exporters, though.
- Natural gas. Canada produced 157 bcm of natural gas, 4.6% of the world total. It exported 57 bcm.
- Coal. Although Canada didn’t make the top 10 list of coal producers, it did still manage to export 25 Mt of coal.
- Electricity. In terms of total electricity production, Canada produced 637 TWh (2.9% of the world total) and exported 37 TWh.
- Nuclear electricity. Canada produced 3.6% of the world total of nuclear electricity or 94 TWh. The country’s net installed capacity was 13 GW. In addition, 14.7% of Canada’s total domestic electricity generation was nuclear.
- Hydro electricity. Canada was third in the world in terms of producing hydro electricity, at 376 TWh for 10.5% of the world total. Its net installed capacity was 75 GW. And hydro represented 59% of the country’s total domestic electricity generation.
Key World Energy Statistics 2013, International Energy Agency, Nov. 2013