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A Report on the Athabasca Tar Sands and U.S. Demands for Canada's Energy
The Athabasca tar sands of northern Alberta contain an estimated 175 to 200 billion barrels of recoverable oil — the largest known hydrocarbon deposit ever discovered. This estimate is based on using existing technologies. Using newer technologies, as much as 2.5 trillion barrels of oil might be recovered — but the costs would be enormous.
A Discussion Paper
This paper is aimed at promoting discussion on the development of an energy security strategy. It is a made-in-Alberta initiative, in partnership with Canadians from energy producing and energy consuming regions.
Energy, Trade, and the Demise of Petrochemicals in Alberta
Canadians are questioning the logic of having traded away our energy sovereignty with NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement.
We are paying a high price for free trade. The 49th Parallel is vanishing, creating a new integrated continental oil and gas market in which Canadian energy industries are used to feed an ever-growing American demand.
Are Albertans Receiving Maximum Revenues From Their Oil and Gas?
Alberta's oil and gas resources are free gifts of nature and contribute significantly to Alberta's advantage. But are Albertans receiving maximum value from the sale of our oil and gas resources?