of the four Atlantic Provinces has a separate
history of development in the oil and gas industry.
The oil and gas industries of Nova Scotia, New
Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, and
Labrador have taken different paths. Nova Scotia
started out as the centre for whale oil and
kerosene. Gas and oil refining are only part of New
Brunswick’s vast mining operations. Prince Edward
Island’s exploration in natural gas was a recent
development. Newfoundland joined confederation in
1949 with an extensive industrial history under
Great Britain. All the Atlantic Provinces are
pursuing further development of their petroleum
industries in their own unique way.
For further information visit Petroleum Research Atlantic Canada