Volume 1, Number 1 (1974)

Energy in Newfoundland

Steven M. Millan
Government of Newfoundland, Department of Mines and Energy, St. John's, Newfoundland.

Published 1974-03-03

How to Cite

Millan, S. M. (1974). Energy in Newfoundland. Geoscience Canada, 1(1). Retrieved from https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.php/GC/article/view/2815


Energy requirements of the Province of Newfoundland are met almost entirely by hydroelectricity and petroleum fuels in the ratio of 1:4. Hydroelectric resources, both developed and potential, are very large in relation to the Province's requirements. The petroleum potential of the Province is also substantial and undergoing extensive exploration in the offshore Atlantic area. Two wells drilled in 1973, on the northern Grand Banks and on the Labrador shelf, seem particularly significant.