Natural Gas Trade Summary

We have made key changes to our Trade and Export Summaries and invite you to share your feedback with a two-minute survey.

Download the full dataset–updated March 2022

Download  Natural Gas Trade Summary [XLSX 92 KB]

This data is compiled from the CER’s monthly Commodity Statistics reports. For the latest export and import volume data, including updates and revisions, please see the Commodity Statistics page.

On this page:

Export and Import Volumes

Figure 1: Natural Gas Trade Volumes

Source and Description

Source: CER Commodity Tracking System Statistics: Table 1 – Natural Gas Exports – Historical Summary – Volumes and Prices

Figure Description: This figure shows yearly and monthly natural gas exports, net exports, and imports over a five-year period. The data is available in the Excel file at the top of this page. For the latest export and import volume data, including updates and revisions, please see the Commodity Statistics page.

Figure 2: Export Volumes to U.S. by Region

Source and Description

Source: CER Commodity Tracking System Statistics: Table 2 – Natural Gas Exports – Historical Summary by Region

Figure Description: This figure shows yearly natural gas exports over a 10 year period from Canadian provinces to three U.S. geographical regions: the U.S. West, U.S. Midwest, U.S. East. The data is available in the Excel file at the top of this page. For the latest export and import volume data, including updates and revisions, please see the Commodity Statistics page.

Figure 3: Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Import Volumes

Source and Description

Source: CER Commodity Tracking System Statistics: Table 3 – Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Import Volumes

Figure Description: This figure shows Liquefied Natural Gas data over a five-year period. The data is available in the Excel file at the top of this page. For the latest export and import volume data, including updates and revisions, please see the Commodity Statistics page.

Values and Prices

Figure 4: Natural Gas Trade Values

Source and Description

Source: CER Commodity Tracking System Statistics: Table 4 – Natural Gas Trade Values

Figure Description: This figure shows yearly and monthly export and import values over a five-year period. The data is available in the Excel file at the top of this page. For the latest export and import volume data, including updates and revisions, please see the Commodity Statistics page.

Notes:

Figure 1 shows natural gas volumes traded by pipeline. The map in Figure 2 shows the border crossings where Canadian natural gas is exported, grouped by the U.S. regions where the gas would generally flow. Figure 3 shows LNG import volumes as their gaseous equivalent. Although Canada exports LNG, these volumes are very small and not shown in this summary but are available on the Commodity Statistics reports.

Complete data for all figures can be downloaded from the file at the top of this page. For more information about natural gas markets, refer to the CER’s Market Snapshots and Market Snapshots and Analysis and Publications.

m3 = cubic metres
Bcf/d = billion cubic feet per day

Contact cts-ssp@cer-rec.gc.ca for further information.

Date modified: