PSAC People icon

oilandgasinfo.ca

Over the past 150+ years, our oil and gas industry has become ever more sophisticated and streamlined. Today, many thousands of experts from industry, regulators and academics are working together to ensure Canada remains among the world’s most responsible developers of oil and gas.

How is water managed in the fracking process?

Does fracking cause groundwater contamination?

Can tap water be lit on fire because of fracking?

How much water is required to frac a well?

How long does fracking take?

What is frac fluid made of?

How are spills prevented during fracking?

How is water allocated for fracking?

Are there rules for fracking in Canada?

Why do we frac?

Can fracking cause earthquakes?

What happens to the flowback fluid?

What is being done to mitigate anomalous induced seismicity?

What is fracking?

In the News

See All

Products You Use

See all Products

Gasoline

If you’re like most people, when you think of the oil and gas industry, you think of gasoline. And more often than not, a conversation about gasoline is about the price, so that’s what we’ve covered here.

Gasoline is known as “gas” but it’s actually made from oil. So when you buy a litre of gasoline, some of the cost pays for the crude oil that went into the gasoline. You also have to pay the costs of refining the oil, distributing the gasoline (via pipelines and trucks) and selling it at gas stations. Think that’s it? Nope! You also have to pay the taxes, which average more than 30% of the total cost.