Le Site P?trolifi?re Leduc-WoodbendThe development of this field in 1947 marked a turning point in the history of the Alberta petroleum industry. After the drilling of Leduc No. 1, the geographical focus of the industry shifted from Turner Valley northward to the central plains area, where vast oil reserves were uncovered. Oil production, which has been in decline, expanded dramatically and the Edmonton area became a petrochemical and distributing centre. The boom in output enable Alberta to become, for the first time, a major oil producer and permitted Canada to move toward self-sufficiency in petroleum.
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|Placed By||Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 9:52pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||12U E 318272 N 5912450|
|Decimal Degrees||53.32996667, -113.72903333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 53° 19.798', W 113° 43.742'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||53° 19' 47.88" N, 113° 43' 44.52" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 50339 AB-60, Fredericksburg AB T9G 0A8, CA|
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