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Canada Will Boost Oil Exports as World Shuns Russian Supply

  • Minister sees capacity for 300,000 additional barrels a day
  • Canada discusses future LNG plans with European countries
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Canada will increase oil and gas exports by the equivalent of 300,000 barrels a day to help nations that are trying to shift away from Russian supplies, the country’s resources minister said. 

Energy producers can raise shipments of crude by 200,000 barrels a day and natural gas by the equivalent of 100,000 by year-end by accelerating planned projects to expand output, Jonathan Wilkinson said Thursday at a press conference in Paris. Canada and the U.S. already have the pipeline capacity to handle the extra volumes, with some of the extra oil expected to be shipped to Europe via the Gulf Coast, he said.