IEA chief economist: “definitely wrong” to highlight oil sands as “a major source of carbon dioxide emissions”

Joining the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, the State Department, climate scientists and independent research organizations,  the chief economist with the International Energy Agency (IEA), Fatih Birol, is the latest expert to state that oil sands, and thus Keystone XL, will have little impact on greenhouse gas emissions. As IEA’s Birol put it, “…but [...]

State Department Report Shows Steyer Gas Price Claims Are False

Billionaire Keystone XL opponent Tom Steyer, along with the group Consumer Watchdog, attempted a tough sell today, again rolling out the previously debunked claim that Keystone XL will raise the price of gas at the pump. As their report puts it: “U.S. drivers would be forced to pay higher prices for tar sands oil, particularly [...]

Happy Canada Day!

Here at Oil Sands Fact Check, we’d like to wish Canada a very happy Canada Day! On the birthday of our neighbor and ally, it’s important to highlight the crucial relationship between our two nations – one that could lead to a mutual goal: North American energy security. Canada has the third largest oil reserves [...]