FACT SHEET: Canadian Oil Sands Primer (API)

Oil sands are geologic formations that contain a mixture of thick, heavy oil, water and sand. The heavy oil is called bitumen, which is defined as oil that is too heavy or thick to flow or be pumped without being diluted or heated. Read the entire report.

FACT SHEET: America Depends on Liquid Pipelines (API)

America depends on the roughly 174,000 miles of liquid pipelines to move energy and raw materials our country relies on. From the food and medicine we require to the cars we drive to the plastics that improve our lives – pipelines make it possible. Pipelines are a vital part of our country’s infrastructure and have […]

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 […]