Crude oil and natural gas production up

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OTTAWA, Ont. — Canadian crude oil production totalled 11,259,400 cubic metres in March, up 7.9 per cent over last year.

Alberta production of synthetic crude oil and crude bitumen were the main contributors to this gain. Due mainly to a temporary maintenance shutdown in March 2000 and greater production in March 2001, synthetic crude oil production rose 56.8 per cent beyond last year’s total for the month.

Alberta crude bitumen production was 18.1 per cent higher than in March 2000, but exports, which accounted for 60.7 per cent of total production, jumped seven per cent.

Marketable natural gas production rose by 5.8 per cent this March over last, despite domestic sales falling 1.4 per cent. Natural gas exports, which accounted for 62.6 per cent of total marketable production, posted a 10.4 per cent gain.

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