Crude Oil and Natural Gas (MCONG)
Detailed information for August 2023
The purpose of this survey is to collect administrative data provided by federal, provincial and territorial authorities responsible for the regulation of crude oil and natural gas production for the provinces and territories within their respective jurisdictions. Data is compiled on crude oil and natural gas production, net withdrawals, imports and exports, domestic deliveries, inventory change for Canada and the provinces and territories.
Data release - November 10, 2023
This monthly survey utilizes administrative data provided by federal, provincial and territorial authorities responsible for the regulation of crude oil and natural gas production for the provinces and territories within their respective jurisdictions. Data are compiled on crude oil and natural gas production, net withdrawals, imports and exports, domestic deliveries, inventory change for Canada and the provinces and territories.
The data are required for integration into the input-output sector of the Canadian System of Macroeconomic Accounts (CSMA). Data are also made available under the authority of the Statistics Act to other federal departments and provincial authorities through data sharing agreements subject to embodied principles of data confidentiality. Data are also intended for use by survey respondents, industry associations, industry analysts and general public to assess supply trends.
Reference period: Month
Collection period: Data collection is conducted on a monthly basis - 1 to 15 days following the end of the survey reference month.
- Crude oil and natural gas
- Energy consumption and disposition
Data sources and methodology
The survey accounts for all crude oil and natural gas production, crude oil extraction (except oil sands) or oil sands extraction, offshore or on land, in Canada classified under the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) to sub-sector 211 Oil and Gas Extraction. This sub-sector is comprised of establishments primarily engaged in the exploration for, and/or production of crude oil or natural gas.
This methodology does not apply.
This survey is a census with a cross-sectional design.
Data are collected for all units of the target population, therefore, no sampling is done.
Responding to this survey is mandatory.
Data are extracted from administrative files.
Data on the supply of crude oil and natural gas are compiled from information provided in a tabular form by federal, provincial and territorial authorities responsible for the regulation of the production of these commodities for provinces and territories within their respective jurisdictions. Data are provided by the following organizations: Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board, Nova Scotia Petroleum Directorate, Ontario Ministry of Mines, Manitoba Natural Resources and Northern Development, Saskatchewan Energy and Resources, Alberta Energy Utilities Board, British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation, the Yukon Government. The Canada Energy Regulator provides data for the Northwest Territories.
Manual and electronic data processing procedures identify missing data, data entry errors and assess validity of keyed data. Macro-level edits detect unusual data fluctuations. Data is also reconciled with other energy surveys such as the Monthly Energy Transportation and Storage Survey (Survey ID 5300), the Monthly Natural Gas Transmission Survey (Survey ID 2149), the Monthly Natural Gas Distribution Survey (Survey ID 5215), the Monthly Natural Gas Storage Survey (Survey ID 5210), the Monthly Refined Petroleum Products Survey (Survey ID 2150) and various producing provinces energy related reports and publications.
The response rate for this monthly survey is 100% and as a consequence imputation for non-response is not normally required. However on occasion some administrative data may be unavailable or reported late. In such cases missing data is imputed on a manual basis using historical information. For example, data from the same month in the previous year.
This methodology type does not apply to this statistical program.
Reporting federal, provincial and territorial authorities conduct their own quality evaluation of data. In order to ensure accuracy and consistency of data such as inter-provincial movements, imports and exports data is reconciled with other energy surveys. These surveys included the Monthly Energy Transportation and Storage Survey, the Monthly Natural Gas Transmission Survey, the Monthly Natural Gas Distribution Survey, the Monthly Natural Gas Storage Survey and the Monthly Refined Petroleum Products Survey. Data is also periodically reconciled with producer province and territorial energy related publications. Other federal departments and agencies most notably Environment Canada, Natural Resources Canada, and the Canada Energy Regulator, various provincial authorities and international organizations such as the International Energy Agency routinely monitor the data.
Statistics Canada is prohibited by law from releasing any information it collects which could identify any person, business, or organization, unless consent has been given by the respondent or as permitted by the Statistics Act. Various confidentiality rules are applied to all data that are released or published to prevent the publication or disclosure of any information deemed confidential. If necessary, data are suppressed to prevent direct or residual disclosure of identifiable data.
Micro data is only shared or disclosed to organizations with whom Statistics Canada has an official data sharing agreement in place. All company records are removed for any respondent who has written the Chief Statistician to object to the sharing of their data.
17(2)(g): Respondents to this survey are defined as carriers or public utilities, in accordance with subsection 17(3) of the Statistics Act. Under paragraph 17(2)(g) of the Act, the Chief Statistician may, by order, authorize information relating to any carrier or public utility to be disclosed. If the Chief Statistician authorizes it, all tabular estimates may be released publically whether they disclose a business or not.
Non-17(2)(g): A generalized system (G-Confid) is used to assess and apply disclosure control to the tabular estimates. Sensitivity rules are applied to the data and a suppression pattern is created which indicates which cells may be published and which cannot be disclosed for reasons of confidentiality. The system is able to automatically assess tabular relationships and map cells to various sources, as well as consider previous periods' patterns and revisions to ensure completeness and consistency of confidentiality.
Revisions and seasonal adjustment
Data revisions are incorporated into the database up to 12-months after the current reference month. Major revisions are incorporated as required.
Administrative data provided by federal, provincial and territorial authorities represent a census of the target population.
- Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Production - Data Quality Statements