Oil sands and emissions

22 Feb 2017 The cap limits the greenhouse gas emissions "for all oil sands sites combined" to 100 megatonnes (Mt) in any year. While there has been 

27 Jan 2020 calls on innovators, like you, to submit new ideas or technology on natural gas decarbonization to materially reduce oil sands GHG emissions. 6 Mar 2020 As Alberta oilsands producers face increasing scrutiny over the greenhouse gas ( GHG) emissions intensity of their operations, Calgary-based  11 Jul 2019 The review of Canada's Joint Oil Sands Monitoring Program by U of T's knowledge around emissions and potential ecosystem effects (photo  16 Apr 2019 Oil sands emissions also increased by 8 MT. The 81 MT from bitumen extraction and processing is now greater than total provincial emissions  23 Apr 2019 “The researchers, mainly from Environment Canada, calculated emissions rates for four major oilsands surface mining operations using air  22 Feb 2017 The cap limits the greenhouse gas emissions "for all oil sands sites combined" to 100 megatonnes (Mt) in any year. While there has been  20 Aug 2019 A better understanding of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity of upgrading oil sands bitumen is needed to inform industry and 

11 Jul 2019 The review of Canada's Joint Oil Sands Monitoring Program by U of T's knowledge around emissions and potential ecosystem effects (photo 

The greenhouse gas emissions of mining and upgrading tar sands is roughly 79 kilograms per barrel of oil presently, whereas melting out the bitumen in place requires burning a lot of natural Oil sands mining operators are required to conduct annual measurements of carbon dioxide (CO 2) and methane emissions from tailings ponds and mine faces, known as “fugitive emissions.” Fugitives make up a significant part of a mine’s total emissions, which also include stationary combustion and mobile sources. Oil sands facilities are currently charged a Specified Gas Emitter Regulation (SGER) levy based on each individual facility’s historical emissions, irrespective of how intense (e.g. tonnes of GHG per barrel produced) or efficient that operation has been. Oil sands operations currently emit roughly 70 Megatonnes (Mt) per year. The oil and gas (O&G) sector represents a large source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions globally. However, estimates of O&G emissions rely upon bottom-up approaches, and are rarely evaluated Bill 25, the Oil Sands Emissions Limit Act  — commonly referred to as the emissions cap — is an additional plank in the government’s overall climate strategy, and received royal assent on December 14, 2016. The cap limits the greenhouse gas emissions "for all oil sands sites combined" to 100 megatonnes (Mt) in any year.

conventional oil production. • Oilsands are the fastest growing source of greenhouse gas emissions in Canada. • Alberta's greenhouse gas regulations do not 

3 May 2019 It showed the methodology that energy companies have used for years to calculate carbon dioxide and methane emissions from oilsands surface 

Oil Sands emissions make up about 5% of Canada’s overall GHG emissions and approximately 0.1% of the world’s emissions. In 2007, Alberta passed the Specified Gas Emitters Regulation requiring all facilities in Alberta emitting over 100,000 tones of carbon dioxide

29 Jan 2016 Briefing materials prepared for McKenna, and obtained by the Citizen, show that oilsands emissions are expected to account for more than half  4 Jul 2014 2.5 Absolute GHG Emissions and GHG Emission Intensities for Oil Sands Mining and Upgrading Projects, Broken Down by Individual Project,  5 Nov 2014 An increase in US imports of carbon-rich oil sands brings a corresponding increase in our carbon emissions per unit of oil consumed. The chief  14 Feb 2020 We have repeatedly offered to work with Ottawa on emissions, and the challenge of balancing energy with environmental concerns. But all we 

Oil Sands. A strategic resource for Canada, North America and the global market. GHG Emissions. Addressing the issue. Canada is one of the few major 

6 Mar 2020 As Alberta oilsands producers face increasing scrutiny over the greenhouse gas ( GHG) emissions intensity of their operations, Calgary-based 

9 May 2013 decrease greenhouse gas emissions, can reduce the environmental footprint associated with making fuel from oil sands—its fastest-growing  22 Aug 2016 At the moment, oil sands operations emit roughly 70 megatonnes of greenhouse gas emissions each year but the cap will be set at 100  2 Feb 2016 Synthetic Crude Oil. SGER. Specified Gas Emitters Regulation: Government of Alberta regulation to reduce emissions from oil sands producers