OSFC Rapid Response on Obama’s Keystone Announcement

OSFC Rapid Response on Obama’s Keystone XL Announcement Not To Approve Keystone XL Unless Determined First It Will Not Lead to net Increase of GHG Emissions Update (3:49 P.M., ET, 6/25/2013): As expected, President Obama did mention the Keystone XL pipeline during his speech today, saying that a finding would be required to ensure the […]

Chinese Whispers? Or Cold-Hard Facts?

Oil sands energy will continue to be produced without KXL – it’ll just go to China instead of U.S. In a brief video appearance for The Nation last week, 350.org president Bill McKibben echoed a common theme for anti-Keystone XL activists:   “If Keystone [XL] doesn’t get built, it’s clear that banks and others will […]

The Difference between Extreme and Efficient

There was a time in this country when the only way to access oil was to commission a boat, take it offshore, locate, engage and coax onto your ship a 175,000-pound whale, bring it back without sinking, and then, once cleaned, extract the relatively small deposits of oil from the animal’s carcass. You want to […]

Apples, Oranges, and the Oil Sands

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) added to the pile of conflicting well-to-wheels analyses with its report released this week, “The Life Cycle Assessment of Canadian Oil Sands,” written in the context of the Keystone XL project. Just like its predecessors, CRS wades into the world of assessment comparisons, choosing previously-published reports with seemingly common variables […]

NRCAN: Oil Sands Report

The oil sands are a strategic resource that contributes to economic opportunity and energy security for Canada, North America and the global market. The oil sands comprise more than 97 percent of Canada’s 174 billion barrels of proven oil reserves. In 2010, production from the oil sands was 1.6 million barrels per day. While seven […]

FACT SHEET: About Canada’s Oil Sands (CAPP)

Canada’s oil sands are important to the U.S. economy and energy security. Global demand for energy continues to rise. Canada has the third largest oil reserves in the world and 97% of these reserves are in the oil sands. Canada’s oil sands help supply America’s energy needs while also creating American jobs and strengthening our […]