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Offshore Drilling

About five percent of Canada’s oil production and one per cent of gas production happens offshore of Newfound and Labrador and Nova Scotia.

Offshore projects produce an estimated 220,000 barrels of oil and one trillion cubic feet of natural gas every day in Atlantic Canada and there is currently pressure for increased offshore drilling.

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