STUDY: Oil Sands, Greenhouse Gases, and US Oil Supply (IHS CERA)

Transportation fuels produced solely from oil sands result in well-to-wheels life-cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 5 to 15 percent higher than the average crude refined in the United States. Well-to-wheels emissions include those produced during crude oil extraction, processing, distribution, and combustion in an engine. Many analyses of oil sands GHG emissions focus on emissions […]

STUDY: Keystone XL Pipeline Project, Key Issues (CRS)

Canadian pipeline company TransCanada has filed an application with the U.S. Department of State to build the Keystone XL pipeline, which would transport crude oil from the oil sands region of Alberta, Canada, to refineries in the United States. Keystone XL would have the capacity to transport 700,000 barrels per day, delivering crude oil to […]

FACT SHEET: Oil Sands (Energy Resources Conservation Board)

The oil sands have played an important role in Alberta’s economy for more than four decades, but the last 10 years have seen a dramatic increase in interest from both industry and the public. This EnerFAQs provides an overview of Alberta’s oil sands, discusses both mining and in situ production methods, and explains how the […]

FACT SHEET: Alberta’s Oil Sands (AB Govt)

Two energy truths face the world in the 21st century: worldwide energy demand is expected to grow by 50 per cent by 2030, and fossil fuels continue to be the dominant form of energy—accounting for 86 per cent of global consumption. Alberta, Canada is positioned to play a major role. The western province ranks second […]