FACT SHEET: Background on Diluted Bitumen (API/AOPL)

One of the types of crude oil derived from the Canadian oil sands is bitumen, a heavy, sour oil. Bitumen would not flow through a pipeline efficiently, so it is mixed with diluents to be readied for pipeline transportation as diluted bitumen, or ‘dilbit.’ Diluents are usually natural gas condensate, naphtha or a mix of […]

Keystone XL & the Oil Sands: Emissions Here or There?

FACT: Canada accounts for only 2% of global GHG emissions. Emissions from oil sands are a small fraction of that. China, an immediate potential market for oil sands crude without Keystone XL, is the world’s largest emitter of GHG emissions at 25%. Download Infographic

Keystone XL & the Oil Sands: Comparable GHG Emissions

FACT: Oil sands crude has been refined in the U.S. for decades and has similar GHG emissions to other heavy oils refined in the U.S. on a well-to-wheels basis. (IHS CERA and Jacobs Consulting) Download Infographic

Keystone XL & the Oil Sands: Supply in Perspective

FACT: The U.S. imports 8.9 million barrels of petroleum per day. One-fourth of those imports come from Canada — a significant supply that can increase with Keystone XL, while creating jobs and improving American energy security along the way. (U.S. Energy Information Administration.)   Download Infographic

Keystone XL & the Oil Sands: Investment = Jobs

FACT: Oil sands development linked to the Keystone XL pipeline could support 117,000 new U.S. jobs by 2035. (CERI) Download Infographic

Keystone XL & the Oil Sands: Widespread Economic Benefits

FACT: For every $1 the U.S. invests in Canada, nearly 90 cents are returned to the U.S. (Statistics Canada & U.S. Census) Download Infographic