of water and a film of bitumen water layer sand particle bitumen film source: Canadian Centre for Energy Information. COMPOSITION. OF OIL SANDS 22 Dec 2011 Contamination of a major western Canadian river basin from oil sands operations is a “high-profile concern” for downstream communities and 24 Dec 2015 Canada's oil sands (also called tar sands) are one of the largest oil use of oil sands for energy due to the environmental damage and climate The prevailing narrative positions their essential and significant contribution to Canada's economy and energy security against potential environmental damage
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If Alberta, with its population of four million people, were a country, it would be the fifth largest oil-producing nation. While it produces conventional oil, most comes from the Alberta oil sands, the world’s third largest proven oil reserve at 170 billion barrels. Canada supplies nearly six million barrels of oil a day, making it the world’s No. 4 producer and the biggest source of American imports. The oil sands contribute over 60 percent of that output Learn about Environment Canada's involvement in improving the environmental monitoring in the oil sands region. Canada-Alberta Joint Oil Sands Monitoring Portal Canada-Alberta Oil Sands Environmental Monitoring Information Portal In the oil sands area, the Government of Alberta has committed to conserving and protecting more than 2 million hectares of habitat for native species as part of the 2012–2022 Lower Athabasca Regional Plan. In addition, there are almost 4.5 million hectares of federally protected land just north of the oil sands. Canada oil sands CO2 emissions hugely underestimated: study Environment Canada scientists took atmospheric measurements and found oil sands CO2 emission intensities up to 123 percent higher than
Oil sands, crude bitumen, or more technically bituminous sands, are a type of unconventional petroleum deposit. Oil sands are either loose sands or partially consolidated sandstone containing a naturally occurring mixture of sand, clay, and water, soaked with a dense and extremely viscous form of petroleum technically referred to as bitumen. Natural bitumen deposits are reported in many countries, but in particular are found in extremely large quantities in Canada. Other large reserves are locat
23 Jun 2015 Against a backdrop of climate change and melting glaciers, the First part of an exclusive report on oil sands and water by Canadian journalist
Water used in the oil sands can be recycled, but only small amounts of this water are returned to the natural cycle. Air Quality Impacts: Along with greenhouse gases, other pollutants are released into the air during oil sands operations. These pollutants are harmful to the environment and human health, and include gases such as NOx and SOx.
20 Feb 2018 Carbon pollution from oilsands expansion is radically undermining Canada's plan to fight climate change. On the present course, almost 23 Jun 2015 Against a backdrop of climate change and melting glaciers, the First part of an exclusive report on oil sands and water by Canadian journalist 22 May 2009 "There is a compelling case, even absent the oil sands, for harmonizing U.S. and Canadian carbon pricing schemes," writes Michael Levi, senior 15 Dec 2010 of major environmental and health impacts of Canada's oil sands industry that has been made available to the public to date. Like any other
16 Jan 2018 of oil sands waste is spurring an environmental battle in Canada and forests of northern Alberta, in the heart of the Canadian oil patch,
17 Sep 2018 Through the responsible development of its oil sands, Canada continues to play and reduce environmental impacts at our oil sands facilities.
26 May 2016 The production of petroleum from Canada's oil sands, also called tar sands, is on the rise and will continue to rise. The ex-CEO of Mobil 2 May 2011 Pipelines and oil tankers – Environmental impacts. 49 could the Oil Sands project severely compromise Canada's natural gas supplies, but 25 Apr 2015 In Alberta, Canada, tar sand development has been peaking in recent publicized due to several environmental and health issues reported, 30 Aug 2010 Canada's vast oil sands operations are polluting the Athabasca River is bound to fuel the environmental battle over developing the resource. 28 May 2015 Technological Prospects for Reducing the Environmental Footprint of Canadian Oil Sands. The Expert Panel on the Potential for New and