Protected Carbon in Canada

Basic Data

This table shows a summary of reserves and potential emissions from fossil fuel extraction projects in protected areas in Canada (including projects that are currently extracting, planned or idled).

  • Fossil Fuel Type
  • Fossil Fuel Quantity
  • CO2 Quantity (MT CO2e)
  • Oil & Gas
  • 3,923.1 MMBOE
  • 1,642.2
  • Coal
  • 0.0 MT
  • 0.0
  • Combined
  • 1,642.2

This table shows a summary of potential emissions from fossil fuel deposits under protected areas in Canada. Many of these are not yet the target of any industry activities and could more easily become part of a non-extraction policy.

  • Fossil Fuel Type
  • CO2 Quantity (MT CO2e)
  • Oil & Gas
  • 9,463.2
  • Coal
  • 919.3
  • Combined
  • 10,382.5

Profiting Companies and Governments

  • Fossil Fuel Type
  • Profiting Company
  • Oil & Gas
  • 677862 Alberta
  • Oil & Gas
  • Athabasca Oil Corporation
  • Oil & Gas
  • Bounty Developments
  • Oil & Gas
  • BP
  • Oil & Gas
  • Can-China Global Resource Fund
  • Oil & Gas
  • Canadian Natural Resources (CNRL)
  • Oil & Gas
  • Cardinal Energy
  • Oil & Gas
  • Chevron
  • Oil & Gas
  • ConocoPhillips
  • Oil & Gas
  • Crescent Point Energy
  • Oil & Gas
  • Dome Petroleum Resources
  • Oil & Gas
  • EIG Partners
  • Oil & Gas
  • ExxonMobil
  • Oil & Gas
  • Far East Energy Ltd
  • Oil & Gas
  • Imperial Oil (Public traded part)
  • Oil & Gas
  • Lone Pine Resources
  • Oil & Gas
  • Longshore Resources
  • Oil & Gas
  • Mercuria Energy Group Limited
  • Oil & Gas
  • Mosbacher Energy
  • Oil & Gas
  • NYTIS EXPLORATION
  • Oil & Gas
  • Omers Energy
  • Oil & Gas
  • Open acreage
  • Oil & Gas
  • Other partner(s) CA
  • Oil & Gas
  • Pieridae Energy
  • Oil & Gas
  • Prairie Provident Resources
  • Oil & Gas
  • Questerre Energy
  • Oil & Gas
  • Relinquished
  • Oil & Gas
  • Repsol
  • Oil & Gas
  • Rife Resources
  • Oil & Gas
  • Shell
  • Oil & Gas
  • South Umbarka Petroleum
  • Oil & Gas
  • Strathcona Resources
  • Oil & Gas
  • Suncor Energy
  • Oil & Gas
  • Teine Energy
  • Oil & Gas
  • Tourmaline Oil
  • Oil & Gas
  • Unknown Owner
  • Oil & Gas
  • Value Creation
  • Oil & Gas
  • Vermilion Energy
  • Oil & Gas
  • Whitecap Resources
  • Oil & Gas
  • Yanchang Petroleum International Limited
  • Coal
  • HD Mining International
  • Coal
  • Pacific American Holdings

Affected Areas

  • Fossil Fuel Type
  • Affected Area
  • Oil & Gas
  • Banff National Park Of Canada
  • Oil & Gas
  • Birch Mountains Wildland Provincial Park
  • Oil & Gas
  • Birch River Wildland Provincial Park
  • Oil & Gas
  • Don Getty Wildland Provincial Park (Expansion)
  • Oil & Gas
  • Finlay-Russel Park
  • Oil & Gas
  • Gully Marine Protected Area
  • Oil & Gas
  • Heart's Hill
  • Oil & Gas
  • Hecate Strait and Queen Charlotte Sound Glass Sponge Reefs Marine Protected Areas
  • Oil & Gas
  • Ivvavik National Park Of Canada
  • Oil & Gas
  • Jasper National Park Of Canada
  • Oil & Gas
  • Kendall Island Migratory Bird Sanctuary
  • Oil & Gas
  • Kitaskino Nuwenëné Wildland
  • Oil & Gas
  • Liard River Corridor Park
  • Oil & Gas
  • Lomond #1
  • Oil & Gas
  • McQueen Slough - Rainer
  • Oil & Gas
  • Nahanni National Park Reserve Of Canada
  • Oil & Gas
  • Naikoon Park
  • Oil & Gas
  • Newcombe
  • Oil & Gas
  • Peace River Wildland Provincial Park
  • Oil & Gas
  • Private Conservation Lands
  • Oil & Gas
  • Refuge de Nicolet Water Fowl Gathering Area
  • Oil & Gas
  • Sable Island Migratory Bird Sanctuary
  • Oil & Gas
  • St. Anns Bank Marine Protected Area
  • Oil & Gas
  • Strathcona Park
  • Oil & Gas
  • Tallurutiup Imanga National Marine Conservation Area
  • Oil & Gas
  • Tarium Niryutait Marine Protected Area
  • Coal
  • Elko Park
  • Coal
  • Willmore Wilderness Park

Early Warnings

This table shows untouched protected areas that have planned carbon extraction projects, along with their respective startup dates.

  • Affected Area
  • Startup Date
  • Gully Marine Protected Area
  • 2035
  • Sable Island Migratory Bird Sanctuary
  • 2035
  • Kitaskino Nuwenëné Wildland
  • 2036
  • St. Anns Bank Marine Protected Area
  • 2038
  • Kendall Island Migratory Bird Sanctuary
  • 2039
  • Ivvavik National Park Of Canada
  • 2040
  • Tarium Niryutait Marine Protected Area
  • 2043
  • Nahanni National Park Reserve Of Canada
  • 2045
  • Refuge de Nicolet Water Fowl Gathering Area
  • 2045
  • Tallurutiup Imanga National Marine Conservation Area
  • 2048
  • Naikoon Park
  • 2049
  • Liard River Corridor Park
  • 2051
  • Strathcona Park
  • 2051
  • Birch River Wildland Provincial Park
  • 2053
  • Hecate Strait and Queen Charlotte Sound Glass Sponge Reefs Marine Protected Areas
  • 2058

This page was created using the best data available. Despite this, errors and omissions are likely. Please contact our team with any errors or confirmation requests you may have. Further information on sources and methodology is available on our data page.