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Digging Into Oil Sands Divestment - The New York Times

2/14/2020 · Have some oil sands companies made significant progress on reducing carbon emissions, as Alberta's government has said? It depends how you define 'significant.' Joule Bergerson, a .

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Oil Sands: Economic contributions | Natural Resources Canada

The oil sands comprise 167.2 billion barrels of crude oil – 97 percent of Canada's 172.5 billion barrels of proven oil reserves – and are a vital part of the Canadian economy. The industry is one of Canada's largest employers, with more than 400,000 people deriving direct, indirect and induced employment from the oil sands and ...

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Energy and Cleantech - Invest Alberta

From 2000 to 2017 the emissions intensity of the oil sands operations dropped by approximately 28 per cent as a result of technological and efficiency improvements. Social Leadership. Alberta's energy is secure and ethically sourced.

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Alberta's Oil Sands Suffer Further Blow as French Firm ...

7/31/2020 · It appears that Canada's oil sands have been dealt an even further flow amid the current economic turmoil in global oil markets. French energy company Total has recently announced it will write down a total of $9.3 billion worth of energy assets in Alberta's oil sands, as well as effectively cancel its membership with the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP).

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Oil Sands Monitoring Archives - Alberta's environmental ...

Collaborative research by scientists at the University of Ottawa and the Government of Alberta's Environment and Parks ministry has found that the concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) have increased in lake sediments near in-situ drilling wells since production began at the Cold Lake oil sands development in the 1980s.

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Just how big are Alberta's oilsands emissions? .

The federal government also projects Alberta's cap-relevant oilsands emissions will total 87 megatonnes in 2020, growing to 100 megatonnes by 2030. .

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Oil Sands | The Canadian Encyclopedia

3/23/2015 · Economic Growth. Alberta's first commercial oil sands operation started in 1967. The exploration of oil sands significantly increased Canada's total oil reserves from approximately five billion barrels to an estimated 173 billion, meaning Canada has the third largest oil reserve in the world, with 97 per cent of the oil in the form of oil sands. The sands cover about 140,000 km 2 (about 20 ...

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Alberta's Oil Sands Suffer Further Blow as French .

31.07.2020 · The company's decision to write off Alberta's oil sands assets has been met with some opposition. According to the province's energy minister Sonya Savage, Total's position is very hypocritical, given that the company still continues to invest in countries such as Russia, Myanmar, and Nigeria, all of which have poor emission standards.

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Environmental impacts of oil sands - Energy Education

The environmental impact of the oil sands is an issue that has been extremely divisive. As with the extraction and use of any fossil fuel, negative environmental effects arise as a result of the extraction, upgrading, and processing of bitumen from the oil sands. Although some steps are being taken to reduce the severity of these impacts - such as reclamation - there are still associated ...

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Alberta, Canada's oil sands is the world's most ...

11.04.2019 · The Syncrude oil sands plant is seen north of Fort McMurray, Alberta. The oil sands give Alberta the third largest reserves in the world, but extracting the .

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He Ain't Heavy, He's My (Diluent) - The Growing Need for ...

To access the remainder of He Ain't Heavy, He's My (Diluent) - The Growing Need for Diluent in Alberta's Oil Sands you must be logged as a RBN Backstage Pass™ subscriber.. Full access to the RBN Energy blog archive which includes any posting more than 5 days old is available only to RBN Backstage Pass™ subscribers. In addition to blog archive access, RBN Backstage Pass™ resources .

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Are Oil Sands Profitable? - Canadians for a .

In 2004, Alberta was debt free and the Alberta Heritage Fund value $4,800 in 2019 dollars. All tolled, the per capita debt has effectively increased by $16,600 since 2004. Oil sands production has tripled from 1.1 million barrels per day in 2004 to over 3 million barrels in 2019.

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2020-21 AMBIENT ENVIRONMENT MONITORING PLAN FOR OIL SANDS ...

The projects approved under the 2020-21 Ambient Environment Monitoring Plan for Oil Sands Development are presented here: 2020-21 Approved OSM monitoring plan. Activity Name Amounts Approved (June 30, 2020) Atmospheric Pollutant Active Monitoring Network $12,467,591 Integrated Atmospheric Deposition Monitoring $2,700,000 Air & Deposition Monitoring (Core) $15,167,591 Air .

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What Are the Oil Sands | Canada's Oil Sands Facts ...

4/14/2020 · Canada's oil sands sector is a high-tech, knowledge-based industry. New technology and innovation are critical to developing the oil sands and improving environmental performance. Oil sands operators must adhere to stringent regulations.Approvals from numerous regulatory agencies are required at every phase, from construction and operations to shut-down and reclamation.

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Norway blacklisting Alberta oil sands companies .

While Alberta requires the 37 giant oil sands tailings ponds containing 1.3 trillion litres to be remediated, regulations are "applied weakly," leading to "only a small fraction of the total area impacted being remediated, and spurring fears of environmental hazards due to remaining toxic sludge."

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ALBERTA'S OIL

DIRTY OIL: Bank of Canada listed climate change as a threat to the Canadian economy Alberta's total emissions, And by that measure the province is doing terribly. Its oil sands alone did more damage to the climate last year than the entire economy of B.C. And Alberta's per capita carbon emissions of 62.4 tonnes dwarf those of

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This is the world's most destructive oil .

The Syncrude oil sands plant is seen north of Fort McMurray, Alberta. The province is home to the third largest oil deposits in the world, but it's particularly destructive to extract. Photograph by Ian Willms "Canada wants to be a climate champion," says Kevin Taft, author and former leader of .

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ALBERTA'S OIL

DIRTY OIL: Bank of Canada listed climate change as a threat to the Canadian economy Alberta's total emissions, And by that measure the province is doing terribly. Its oil sands alone did more damage to the climate last year than the entire economy of B.C. And Alberta's per capita carbon emissions of 62.4 tonnes dwarf those of

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Alberta's Oil Sands Suffer Further Blow as French Firm ...

7/30/2020 · It appears that Canada's oil sands have been dealt an even further flow amid the current economic turmoil in global oil markets. French energy company Total has recently announced it will write down a total of $9.3 billion worth of energy assets in Alberta's oil sands, as well as effectively cancel its membership with the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP).

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Tailings ponds a critical part of Alberta's oilsands ...

Tailings reservoirs around northern Alberta's oilsands have a combined footprint three times larger than the city of Red Deer. The ponds, which have grown with oil development over the past 50 ...

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