The CER has issued an errata to correct several errors in the report

About the Canada Energy Regulator

The Canada Energy Regulator (CER) works to keep energy moving safely across the country. We review energy development projects and share energy information. We enforce some of the strictest safety and environmental standards in the world in a manner that respects the Government of Canada’s commitments to the rights of the Indigenous peoples of Canada. The CER regulates:

  • Oil & Gas Pipelines – Construction, operation, and abandonment of interprovincial and international pipelines and related tolls and tariffs.
  • Electricity Transmission – Construction and operation of international power lines and designated interprovincial power lines.
  • Imports, Exports & Energy Markets – Imports and exports of certain energy products; monitoring aspects of energy supply, demand, production, development and trade.
  • Exploration & production – Oil and gas exploration and production activities in the offshore and on frontier lands not covered by an accord.
  • Offshore renewables – Offshore renewable projects and offshore power lines.

The Energy Information Program is one of four core CER responsibilities. We collect, monitor, analyze, and publish fact-based information on energy markets and supply, sources of energy, and the safety and security of pipelines and international power lines. Using tools like interactive pipeline maps and visualizations, we make complex pipeline and energy market data user-friendly and accessible.

Our Commitment:

  • Canadians have access to and use energy information for knowledge, research, and decision making.
  • Canadians have access to community specific information about CER-regulated pipelines, powerlines, and other energy infrastructure.
  • Broader and deeper collaboration with stakeholders and partners informs our energy information.

Aobut this Report

The CER’s Energy Information core responsibility is closely linked to its mandate and responsibilities under the Canadian Energy Regulator Act (Act), which includes advising and reporting on energy matters. As well, under Part 7 of the Act, the CER regulates the export and import of natural gas and the export of natural gas liquids, crude oil and petroleum products, and electricity. The CER must ensure that, if authorized, oil and gas exports are surplus to Canadian requirements. The CER’s monitoring of energy markets and assessments of Canadian energy requirements and trends helps support the discharge of its regulatory responsibilities. This report, Canada’s Energy Future 2021: Energy Supply and Demand Projections to 2050, is the continuation of the Canada’s Energy Future series, and projects long-term Canadian energy supply and demand trends.


EF2021 was prepared by CER technical staff under the direction of:

Bryce van Sluys
Director, Energy Outlooks

Matthew Hansen
Technical Leader – Energy Futures

Andrea Oslanski
Project Manager – Energy Futures

Calen Henry
Project Manager – Energy Futures

Specific questions about the information in this report may be directed to:

Key Drivers and Macroeconomics

Matthew Hansen

Energy Demand

Matthew Hansen

Crude Oil

Peter Budgell

Ryan Safton

Natural Gas and NGLs

Melanie Stogran


Michael Nadew

Ganesh Doluweera

Climate Policy

Aaron Hoyle

Matthew Hansen

General Questions

If a party wishes to rely on material from this report in any regulatory proceeding before the CER, it may submit the material, just as it may submit any public document. Under these circumstances, the submitting party in effect adopts the material and that party could be required to answer questions pertaining to the material.

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