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OIL SANDS INDUSTRY ENERGY REQUIREMENTS AND GREENHOUSE GAS (GHG) EMISSIONS OUTLOOK (2015 - 2050)

Oil Sands Industry Energy Requirements and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Outlook (2015 - 2050)

Study Released August 18, 2015

Study No. 151

In 2013, the oil sands sector GHG emissions of 62 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (MMt CO2 eq.) was 23 percent of total provincial emissions of 267 MMt CO2 eq. and 8.5 percent of the total national emissions of 726 MMt CO2 eq. The federal government has recently announced its intentions to reduce national GHG emissions to 30 percent below 2005 GHG emissions (of 749 MMt CO2 eq./year) by 2030. This Canadian Energy Research Institute report quantifies GHG emissions associated with energy use from the oil sands industry, including fuel used to generate electricity to meet production requirements.

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