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$2 billion boost for upstream investment projected in 2020 in Canada
Capital spending in the oil and natural gas industry is expected to be about $2 billion higher in 2020 compared to last year. This represents a four percent increase in capital investment in the conventional side, and an eight percent increase in the oil sands, according to the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP).
Conventional oil and natural gas capital investment for 2020 is forecast at $25.4 billion, up from an estimated $24.4 billion last year.
Capital investment in the oil sands is forecast at $11.6 billion in 2020, up from an estimated $10.7 billion in 2019. This marks the first time in five years that oil sands capital spending is expected to experience an upswing.
Overall for the oil and natural gas sector, total capital investment this year is forecast at $37 billion, up from an estimated $35.1 billion in 2019, for a combined increase of six per cent in 2020. This would halt the dramatic decline seen since 2014, when investment numbers reached $81 billion.
The extra $2 billion in capital spending creates or sustains about 11,800 direct and indirect jobs across Canada (approximately 8,100 in Alberta, and 3,700 in the rest of the country).
"We are very happy to see an increase in capital investment expected for 2020. It's a reflection of the hard work and determination on many fronts to bring the industry into a more competitive position." said CAPP president and CEO Tim McMillan. "The increase in capital investment is a very positive sign for the upstream sector, and there is a lot more work to be done to keep this momentum."