Our Key Economic Sectors
Saskatchewan is an energy giant, with the most diverse primary energy resource base in Canada.
Accounting for a third of Canada's primary energy production, Saskatchewan is one of the few jurisdictions in the world to produce crude oil, natural gas, uranium, biofuels, geothermal, wind and hydro power.
Producing 487,000 barrels of oil a day in 2013, Saskatchewan is the second largest oil producer in Canada. The United States buys more oil from Saskatchewan than from Kuwait. With estimated reserves of almost 1.1 billion barrels, refining and upgrading capacity, 23,000 kilometres of pipeline, world-class research facilities and a strong network of suppliers, opportunities abound in Saskatchewan's oil patch.
The province is the world's leading supplier of uranium – almost 85% of this uranium is exported, with the remainder fuelling nuclear reactors in Canada. Saskatchewan's uranium is responsible for 5% of the electricity generated in the United States.
Saskatchewan's vast supply of mineable lignite coal remains the most cost-efficient and secure fuel for baseload generation of electricity. Saskatchewan's expertise in clean coal technologies is a good example of how the province is committed to "greening up" its conventional energy resources.
Learn more about Saskatchewan's energy industry in the fact sheet attached below in PDF format.
For more information, please contact:
Mr. Rick Musleh
Sector Manager, Downstream Energy
Ministry of the Economy
1000 - 2103 - 11th Avenue
Regina, SK S4P 3Z8