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Canada is seldom considered a petrostate, but the northern nation produces 5.2 million barrels of oil every day, ranking fifth in global production. It’s also a major consumer of fossil energy, responsible for the fourth-largest amount of greenhouse gases among OECD nations. Western Canada's oil & gas sector produced a bulk of the 27% of total national GHG emissions in 2020. Onshore conventional and unconventional oil & gas production spreads across Northeast British Columbia to Southern Manitoba. The Oil Sands, focused in Alberta, are some of the highest emitting oil & gas projects on a per barrel basis. The Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act, passed in 2021, commits the country to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.

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