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David Hughes is an earth scientist who has studied the energy resources of Canada and the US for more than four decades, including 32 years with the Geological Survey of Canada as a scientist and research manager, where he headed unconventional gas and coal research. His research focus has been on unconventional fuels, primarily shale gas and tight oil, but also coal, coalbed methane and other unconventional sources, including oil sands, coal gasification and gas hydrates. Hughes is currently President of Global Sustainability Research Inc, a consultancy dedicated to research on energy and sustainability issues.
This study assesses the impact of projected expansion in the oil and gas sector on Canada’s climate commitments, and reviews existing pipeline and rail capacity for oil exports under Alberta’s 100 Mt oil sands emissions cap.