Offshore Natural Gas
Canada's first offshore natural gas discovery was found south
of Sable Island in 1969. Future discoveries of
natural gas near Sable Island eventually led to Canada's first
offshore natural gas development project in Canada, yielding 450
million cubic feet of natural gas per day. A future natural gas
project - Deep Panuke located southeast of Nova Scotia
is expected to yield an estimated 632 billion cubic feet of
recoverable sales gas over the next 13 years.
Nova Scotia's onshore industry has been active since the 1860's.
Over 110 exploration wells have been drilled in Nova Scotia, with
potential for coalbed methane (natural gas from coal) in the
northern mainland and Cape Breton.
The website for the Government of Nova Scotia Includes news
releases, government details, tourism information, business
resources, and a directory of all government departments and
Government of Nova Scotia - Oil & Gas
Information on Nova Scotia's energy potential in onshore and
offshore oil & gas development.
Nova Scotia Oil and Gas Communities
Halifax boasts the vivacity of city living, the charms of small
town life and the pristine beauty of nature all in one place. It's
also a major centre for offshore oil and gas exploration and
production on Canada's east coast.