Oil and Gas Industry

OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY is centred in the PEACE R country in the northeast corner of the province. The earliest commercial quantities of natural gas were produced at POUCE COUPE in 1948 and the first oil was discovered in 1955 at Boundary Lk on the Alberta border, north of the Peace R. These discoveries launched a period of intense development of oil and gas resources, with FORT ST JOHN as the service centre. By 1960 there were 68 oil wells and 200 gas wells in production and by 1980 oil and gas...

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