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British Columbia Factbook

British Columbia may be known more for its natural beauty than its rich energy resources, but B.C. has more than mountains, glaciers and wild rivers.

British Columbia has vast deposits of natural gas and produces so much hydroelectricity it can meet almost all its electricity needs and still have some left over to sell to the United States. Its position on the Pacific Ocean makes it an ideal conduit for Canadian products heading to Asia-Pacific markets, and its pipelines and railroads carry Canadian oil, natural gas and coal to ports along its coast.

This factbook offers a snapshot of the energy sector in British Columbia. It covers topics such as where natural resources are found for energy production, the process through which energy is turned into electricity, the role of energy exports and imports, how the energy industry impacts the environment, and much more.