North America's oil and gas industry is rooted in southern
Ontario, where oil was first commercially produced in 1858
Springs. While the oil and gas industry in Ontario is small
compared to its counterpart in western Canada, it is, however, a
viable, active and important industry to the province of Ontario.
Currently there are over 2,500 producing wells in Ontario.
The official website of the Government of Ontario.
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources - Oil, Gas
& Salt Resources
The Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) plays a key role in
ensuring the safe and sustainable development of Ontario's oil,
natural gas, salt solution-mining and underground storage
O.P.I. is a non-profit industry association which represents
explorationists, producers, contractors, geologists, petroleum
engineers and other professionals, individuals or companies
directly related to the oil and gas, hydrocarbon storage and
solution mining industries of Ontario.
Ontario Oil and Gas Communities
Sarnia, located on the Ontario-Michigan border, is known for its
blue waters, temperate climate and friendly hospitality. Sarnia's
petrochemical history spans from 1858 when Canada's first oil well
discovery was made nearby.