What Are Some Canadian Oil Companies?


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Suncor Energy, Enbridge, Imperial Oil and Canadian Natural Resources are some Canadian oil companies. Many of them are involved in all aspects of the oil business, including exploration, drilling, transportation, refining, and production and distribution of industrial and consumer end user products. Other companies focus primarily on one or just a few elements of the supply chain.

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Suncor Energy is the largest company of any kind in Canada, as of 2015. The company is one of the leading developers of the Athabasca tar sands, which have a potential supply of trillions of barrels of oil. The company operates in all factions of oil production with four high volume refineries and more than 20,000 gas stations across Canada.

Enbridge focuses primarily on delivery, distribution and generation of energy products. It operates the longest crude oil and hydrocarbon transportation system in the world.

Imperial Oil is one of the original oil companies that was created when American regulators broke up John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil company more than a century ago and is 70 percent owned by Exxon Mobile. The company is one of Canada's largest crude oil and natural gas producers and has a significant presence in the Alberta oil sands.

Canadian Natural Resources is one of the few wholly Canadian-owned oil companies. The company is a major developer of the Athabasca oil sands but has expanded around the world with significant production in both Europe and Africa.

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