With domestic production of oil dramatically increasing, one might ask whether there is still a need for Canadian oil sands in the United States. According to the IHS CERA report “Future Markets for Canadian Oil Sands,” Canada will remain an important supplier of crude oil to the U.S., particularly to Gulf Coast refineries. The report […]
Alberta Oil By Alberta Oil staff Understanding the energy sector often requires navigating competing, chaotic and often confusing data sets. Figuring out the greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from oil sands is one example. Wide-ranging estimates, differences in data quality, availability and collection all make getting the numbers right difficult. As a result, using these numbers […]
Pipeline expansions for the transportation of Canadian crude to refining markets in the United States are currently under regulatory review. The transported oil originates primarily from the Alberta oil sands and consists of diluted bitumen, also referred to as dilbit. Alberta Innovates – Technology Futures completed a project for Alberta Innovates – Energy and Environment […]
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 […]
Air quality in the oil sands region is monitored 24 hours a day, 365 days a year using the best available technology.
MYTH: The Athabasca River freshwater supply will be depleted and polluted. FACT: The quality and quantity of freshwater in the Athabasca River is protected by regulations to ensure that it is not adversely impacted by oil sands development. Strict monitoring and regulation of water use is in place to ensure that fresh water resources are […]