New Study Finds Influx of Canadian Oil Sands Hasn’t Increased GHG Emissions Intensity

IHS CERA Finds: –          The United States has increased imports of Canadian oil sands by 75% from 2005 to 2012. –          Despite the influx of Canadian oil sands, “The GHG emissions rate for the average crude oil consumed in the United States was unchanged between 2005 and 2012.” –          “45% of US oil supply falls […]

New IHS CERA Report Shows Oil Sands “A Key Pillar” for Energy Security

A new report released this week by IHS CERA, which draws on more than four years of research, has found that oil sands are “now the largest foreign source of US oil supply, providing more oil than Saudi Arabia or Mexico.” As Kevin Birn, IHS CERA associate director put it: “Over the past decade the […]

FACT SHEET: The Facts on Oil Sands (CAPP)

CAPP is the voice of Canada’s upstream oil and natural gas industry – representing companies that produce more than 90% of Canada’s oil and gas. Our research indicates that Canadians want a balanced discussion about energy, the economy and the environment. This pocket book is designed to give you fast, easy access to oil sands […]

REPORT: Environmental and Health Impacts of Canada’s Oil Sands Industry (The Royal Society of Canada Expert Panel)

INTRODUCTION  The oil sands deposits in northern Alberta have become a focus of intense development in recent years. Indeed, bitumen and synthetic crude oil production from the oil sands has in the past decade reached levels that are substantial on an international scale. Oil sands production has become increasingly controversial because of several widely publicized […]

REPORT: Keystone XL Assessment (EnSys/DOE)

In June 2010, EnSys Energy was contracted by the Department of Energy Office of Policy & International Affairs to conduct an evaluation of the impacts on U.S. and global refining, trade and oil markets of the Keystone XL project to bring additional Canadian crudes, including oil sands, into the U.S. The study was conducted in […]

REPORT: Special Review of the Keystone XL Pipeline Permit Process (U.S. State Dept)

On September 19, 2008, TransCanada submitted a Presidential permit application to the Department of State (Department) for the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Keystone XL is a proposed 1,700-mile pipeline connecting Alberta, Canada, to the U.S. Gulf Coast. The Department is responsible for reviewing such applications for cross-border oil pipelines by virtue of the Presidential delegation […]