The mining sector includes industries that extract basic commodities from the ground. Saskatchewan is the world's leader in supplying potash and uranium, both of which are mined in the province. Coal, another commodity mined in Saskatchewan, is primarily used for electricity generation.
In 2010, the Saskatchewan mining sector
consumed 6,449,001 GJ and
emitted 264,049 GHG tonnes.
Natural gas and NGLs (90.20%) are the major sources of energy for this sector. Electricity accounts for 6.38%, while oil makes up 3.43% of the total.
To learn how natural gas flows from the wellhead to a pilot light in your home, office or mining operations, click on the orange icons above....