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      Two Male Alberta Oil Workers Walking Past Heat Exchangers at a Refinery; One Points at Something Interesting.


      The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) is the voice of Canada’s upstream oil and natural gas industry. We enable the responsible growth of our industry and advocate for economic competitiveness and safe, environmentally and socially responsible performance.


      Growing the oil and natural gas sector in a mutually beneficial manner


      See how Canada’s upstream natural gas and oil industry is meeting the challenge of climate change.

      Crude Oil Extraction at the Edson Drilling Site.

      Oil Extraction

      Oil is produced (extracted) using different methods depending on geology and location. After recovering the oil, it is sent to refineries to create refined products we use every day, such as gasoline.

      A close up of a Jogger's Feet Running up a Road at Sunrise.

      Uses for Oil

      Canadians consume a lot of products made from oil. In fact, Canadians used 110 billion litres of refined oil products in 2018. Oil is an important part of daily life in Canada and the world for transportation, heating our homes, and plastics used in clothing, electronics, and more.

      A Red Pipeline being Constructed in Saskatchewan.

      Oil and Natural Gas Pipelines

      Pipelines are a critical part of Canada’s oil and natural gas infrastructure. Pipelines are the safest and most efficient way to move large volumes of oil and natural gas from development areas to refineries, petrochemical plants and even to our homes and businesses for use.


      Welcome to CAPP’s media section. CAPP provides commentary on a variety of issues through our News Releases, Issues and Perspectives and Our Submissions sections. Information on contacting our media department is available on this page as well.


      Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples

      Responsible development contributes to overall reconciliation and indigenous self-determination by supporting the growth of sustainable Indigenous communities.

      Image courtesy of the Laurent family


      Five questions: with Stan and Shay Laurent

      Indigenous business owners Stan Laurent and son Shay talk about their opportunities, finding balance and building trust with the oil sands industry.

      January 5, 2022


      The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) provides a unified voice for the upstream petroleum industry. We represent companies, large and small, that explore for, develop and produce oil and natural gas throughout Canada.