4 edition of Canada"s Oil Sands found in the catalog.
Canada"s Oil Sands
January 2004 by National Energy Board .
Written in English
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|Number of Pages||138|
Induring a community meeting in Ontario, Trudeau raised pro-oil hackles by saying the oil sands industry needed to be phased out. To be sure, the huge oil production capacity in Alberta will remain online for years to come. The oil market is extremely volatile, so short-cycle shale is much more attractive these days even if shale wells fizzle out over a few years. The expanded pipeline had been bitterly opposed by indigenous and environmental groups—but is important for unlocking new Pacific markets for the Alberta oil sands. Using technology to achieve sustainability Innovation has been, and will continue to be, critical to reducing the environmental footprint of oil sands development.
It was a statement not particularly informative, but many took it to mean a delay could be the most likely outcome. By approving this plan, Suncor will get an additional 70 years after their operations shut down to clean up the environmental mess that they have created over 60 years of oil extraction. One study found that acid rain would eventually damage an area almost the size of Germany. Upgraders are similar to refineries and specialize in transforming bitumen into lighter crude oil. Readers at all points on the political spectrum will want to read this timely and provocative new book, which is sure to spark debate. Now, 50 years later, technologies to clean up tailings that have been discovered are not being implemented because they are expensive and government is not requiring them.
The area will soon become a gaping strip mine as the bitumen is trucked away for processing into petroleum products. If the Trudeau government rejects Frontier, it would be a clear indication it is prioritizing environmental commitments over the energy industry. How should we weigh carbon emissions with human rights violations in Saudi Arabia? Photograph By Ian Willms For one thing, Deranger points out, the cleanup of mines and tailings ponds will eventually require enormous investment. While more than 10 billion barrels of oil sands crude oil have been produced to date, this represents only a small portion of the overall resource.
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InEzra Levant's bestselling book Shakedown revealed the corruption of Canada's human rights commissions and was declared the "most important public affairs book of the year. Karim Zariffa, the executive director of Oil Sands Community Alliancean industry group, says the industry has tried to work closely with local and indigenous people over decades to share information and provide funding.
For instance, oil sands mining operations use three to four barrels of new water per barrel of bitumen produced, while oil sands in-situ operations requires an average of 0. Raw bitumen, like other heavy oils, cannot be shipped because it is too thick for pipeline transportation.
But conventional oil fields have been depleted over the years; the International Energy Agency estimated that existing, conventional oil fields are losing production at a rate of 6.
Canada is warming twice as fast as the rest of the world, according to a new government report. To protect the quality of the river water, no production water is returned to the river.
Generally, drilled in-situ oil sands production involves pumping steam underground to separate the bitumen from the sand and then recovering the bitumen through wells. They consist of crude bitumen suspended in an ore that is a mixture of sand, clay and water.
Interestingly enough, whatever the federal government decides in February, the company behind the Frontier mine Teck Resources, might decide to not go through with it, as Sharon J. But any industrial project brings negative side effects with its benefits.
Unlike conventional oil drilling, or even drilling in shale, producing from oil sands is more like open-pit mining in many cases. Locals say such traditional food sources are becoming more scarce and polluted, and they blame oil sands developments.
By Nick Cunningham of Oilprice. The problem for Trudeau is that he is, once again as with Trans Mountainbetween a rock and a hard place, and in the end, perhaps no one will be happy. Photograph By Ian Willms The oil sands industry has been very destructive to the environment and our communities in the region, says Eriel Tchekwie Deranger, executive director of Indigenous Climate Actionan indigenous-led organization.
Putting the oil sands into perspective means understanding not just how Alberta operates, but how the rest of the world produces oil too. Meanwhile, the buck is being passed even further into the future.
Riley notes in an overview of the issue for The Narwhal. However, the economic importance of the oil sands reaches beyond its role as a crucial source of global supply. They suggested that the government felt pressure from weeks of protests by Indigenous groups opposing a natural gas pipeline, even though some Indigenous groups supported the Alberta project, known as the Frontier mine.
From the Hardcover edition. Department of Energy finally included oil sands oil in its estimates for global oil reserves. As a result, the economic benefits of their development reach across Canada and around the globe. For years, many Secwepemc First Nations people have been rallying to protect their water and prevent an expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline from being built through their territory.
In linking the Keystone XL so directly to increased oil sands production, the prominent study group fed ammunition to critics of the pipeline who have asked Obama to block its construction on climate grounds. Only in the past ten years have technology and higher oil prices come together to make the oil sands economically viable.
The government manages this water use by setting a limit on the water that can be withdrawn from the river. Photograph By Ian Willms As a result of these issues, oil from the oil sands has a higher environmental cost than other sources, Belanger says.Feb 24, · Canada Oil-Sands Plan Collapses Over Politics and Economics A developer has abandoned a nine-year effort to extend mining, sparing Justin Trudeau a.
A glaring example of this problem came from Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) this week, which announced that it had removed billion barrels of Canadian oil sands from its books.
The de-booking was. Aug 24, · Canada’s tar sands, which contain the planet’s third-largest oil reserves, were a prized possession for global energy companies when crude was trading above $ a barrel.
Alberta's oil sands represent a vast and untapped oil reserve that could reasonably supply all of Canada's energy needs for the next years. With an estimated billion barrels of recoverable oil at stake, the quest to develop this natural resource has been undertaken by many powerful actors, both nationally and internationally.
Oct 06, · This feature is not available right now. Please try again later. Aug 03, · A new book of aerial photographs, Beautiful Destruction, captures the awesome scale and devastating impact of Alberta’s oil sands with stunning colours, contrasts and patterns.