Developing Alberta s Oil Sands

Alberta's oil sands represent a vast and untapped oil reserve that could reasonably supply all of Canada's energy needs for the next 475 years. With an estimated 300 billion barrels of recoverable oil at stake, the quest to develop this natural resource has been undertaken by many powerful actors, both nationally and internationally. Using research that integrates the economic, political, scientific, and business factors that have been influential in discovering and developing the sands, this book provides a comprehensive history of the oil sands project and a window on the nature of the complex relationships between industry, government, and transnational players. This book is the first comprehensive volume to examine the origins and development of the oil sands industry over the last century.

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  • Author : Paul Anthony Chastko
  • Publisher : University of Calgary Press
  • Pages : 320 pages
  • ISBN : 1552381242
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Developing Alberta's Oil Sands

Developing Alberta's Oil Sands
  • Author : Paul Anthony Chastko
  • Publisher : University of Calgary Press
  • Release : 01 January 2004
GET THIS BOOKDeveloping Alberta's Oil Sands

Alberta's oil sands represent a vast and untapped oil reserve that could reasonably supply all of Canada's energy needs for the next 475 years. With an estimated 300 billion barrels of recoverable oil at stake, the quest to develop this natural resource has been undertaken by many powerful actors, both nationally and internationally. Using research that integrates the economic, political, scientific, and business factors that have been influential in discovering and developing the sands, this book provides a comprehensive history of the

Alberta Oil Sands

Alberta Oil Sands
  • Author : Kevin E. Percy
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Release : 28 October 2021
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At 170 billion barrels, Canada's Oil Sands are the third largest reserves of developable oil in the world. The Oil Sands now produce about 1.6 million barrels per day, with production expected to double by 2025 to about 3.7 million barrels per day. The Athabasca Oil Sands Region (AOSR) in northeastern Alberta is the largest of the three oil sands deposits. Bitumen in the oil sands is recovered through one of two primary methods - mining and drilling. About 20 per cent of the reserves

Tar Sands

Tar Sands
  • Author : Andrew Nikiforuk
  • Publisher : Greystone Books Ltd
  • Release : 01 August 2010
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Tar Sands critically examines the frenzied development in the Canadian tar sands and the far-reaching implications for all of North America. Bitumen, the sticky stuff that ancients used to glue the Tower of Babel together, is the world’s most expensive hydrocarbon. This difficult-to-find resource has made Canada the number-one supplier of oil to the United States, and every major oil company now owns a lease in the Alberta tar sands. The region has become a global Deadwood, complete with

Oil's Deep State

Oil's Deep State
  • Author : Kevin Taft
  • Publisher : James Lorimer & Company
  • Release : 06 October 2017
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Why have democratic governments failed to take serious steps to reduce carbon emissions despite dire warnings and compelling evidence of the profound and growing threat posed by global warming? Most of the writing on global warming is by scientists, academics, environmentalists, and journalists. Kevin Taft, a former leader of the opposition in Alberta, brings a fresh perspective through the insight he gained as an elected politician who had an insider's eyewitness view of the role of the oil industry. His

Ethical Oil

Ethical Oil
  • Author : Ezra Levant
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart Limited
  • Release : 01 May 2011
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Canada's "no. 1 defender of freedom of speech" and the bestselling author of Shakedown makes the timely and provocative case that when it comes to oil, ethics matter just as much as the economy and the environment. In 2009, Ezra Levant's bestselling book Shakedown revealed the corruption of Canada's human rights commissions and was declared the "most important public affairs book of the year." In Ethical Oil, Levant turns his attention to another hot-button topic: the ethical cost of our addiction to

Beautiful Destruction

Beautiful Destruction
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Rocky Mountain Books Ltd
  • Release : 28 October 2021
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The Alberta oil/tar sands are a place of superlatives, of awesome beauty and equally awesome destruction. They are a kaleidoscope of contrasts, colours and patterns keeping time with the seemingly unstoppable movement of machinery, smoke and effluent set in an immense boreal landscape with its own immutable patterns, cadence and cycles. Beautiful Destruction is a large-format, high-quality photography book that uses over 100 stunning, full-colour aerial photographs to transcend the polarities that dominate public discourse of the largest industrial project

Extracting Home in the Oil Sands

Extracting Home in the Oil Sands
  • Author : Clinton N. Westman,Tara L. Joly,Lena Gross
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 20 December 2019
GET THIS BOOKExtracting Home in the Oil Sands

The Canadian oil sands are one of the world’s most important energy sources and the subject of global attention in relation to climate change and pollution. This volume engages ethnographically with key issues concerning the oil sands by working from anthropological literature and beyond to explore how people struggle to make and hold on to diverse senses of home in the region. The contributors draw on diverse fieldwork experiences with communities in Alberta that are affected by the oil

The Patch

The Patch
  • Author : Chris Turner
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 19 September 2017
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Bestselling author Chris Turner brings readers onto the streets of Fort McMurray, showing the many ways the oilsands impact our lives and demanding that we ask the question: In order to both fuel the world and to save it, what do we do about the Patch? In its heyday, the oilsands represented an industrial triumph and the culmination of a century of innovation, experiment, engineering, policy, and finance. Fort McMurray was a boomtown, the centre of a new gold rush,

Upgrading Oilsands Bitumen and Heavy Oil

Upgrading Oilsands Bitumen and Heavy Oil
  • Author : Murray R. Gray
  • Publisher : University of Alberta
  • Release : 17 April 2015
GET THIS BOOKUpgrading Oilsands Bitumen and Heavy Oil

"The emphasis throughout is to link the fundamentals of the molecules through to the economic drivers for the industry, because this combination determines the technology used for processing."-From the Introduction The high demand for quality petroleum products necessitates ongoing innovation in the science and engineering underlying oilsands extraction and upgrading. Beginning with a thorough grounding in the composition, fluid properties, reaction behaviour, and economics of bitumen and heavy oil, Murray Gray then delves into current processing technologies, particularly those

First World Petro-Politics

First World Petro-Politics
  • Author : Laurie Adkin
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release : 04 August 2016
GET THIS BOOKFirst World Petro-Politics

First World Petro-Politics examines the vital yet understudied case of a first world petro-state facing related social, ecological, and economic crises in the context of recent critical work on fossil capitalism. A wide-ranging and richly documented study of Alberta’s political ecology – the relationship between the province’s political and economic institutions and its natural environment – the volume tackles questions about the nature of the political regime, how it has governed, and where its primary fractures have emerged. Its authors