The mining sector includes industries that extract basic commodities from the ground. Nova Scotia produces gold, coal, gypsum, limestone, quartz, marble, salt and silica sand.
In 2010, the Nova Scotia mining sector
consumed 294,651 GJ and
emitted 43,802 GHG tonnes.
Oil makes up 33.96% of the total energy consumed by this sector; electricity supplies another 60.83%. 
To learn how oil flows from the ground to individual fuel tanks, click on the blue icons above....
Canada has 24 producing coal mines. Click here for more information.