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Oilsands could service Ontario and Eastern Canada.
You are not alone if you think it’s odd that Canada–the world’s ninth largest exporter of crude oil and petroleum products and the main supplier of oil imports to the United States–is itself a longtime oil importer, importing more than 40 percent of its oil needs this year.
The situation results from historical pipeline development which has left Canada without a major east-west pipeline to bring the huge surplus of oil produced in the western provinces–now primarily from tar sands–to the eastern part of the country. The country’s provinces from Ontario eastward currently import a little more than 60 percent of their oil needs from overseas. That may be set to change.