Negatives of oil sands

15 Apr 2019 The Syncrude oil sands plant is seen north of Fort McMurray, Alberta. The province is home to the third largest oil deposits in the world, but it's  prices have enabled alternative hydrocarbon reservoirs to now also be exploited (e.g. tar sands, oil shale and biomass (vegetable materials)). Exploration.

-The oil sands provide thousands of jobs for people in Alberta. - With the addition of another player in the oil industry, there is a possibility that prices will be kept relatively low. This makes tar sands a game changer, in a playing field where oil companies have dominated for a long time. Cons Enormous GHG emissions. Oil sands are already Canada’s largest source of CO2 emissions. Relatively low net energy return compared to other sources List of Cons of Tar Sands. 1. Demands more energy. A lot of processes are involved in harvesting oil from tar pits. This would mean the use of plenty of machinery that will require a substantial amount of energy. The mere process of pulling oil out and up to the surface uses more machinery and energy than conventional drilling. The Cons of Oil Shale. 1. There’s no such thing as a free lunch in the oil industry. There will be an impact to the local population base that is focus on oil shale. There will be increased truck traffic, more rigs traveling to sites, and even more methane in the local atmosphere as the tight oil is broken apart and then extracted. 2.

Crude oil produced from these tar sands is one of the world's dirtiest and most environmentally destructive sources of fuel. Today, energy companies in Canada  

16 May 2013 So there you go. The tar sands are paying off for the oil companies, while everyday Canadians see little upside, and a whole lot of downside. Alberta's oil sands' proven reserves equal about 165.4 billion barrels (bbl). Crude bitumen production (mined and in situ) totalled about 2.8 million barrels per day (   15 Jan 2017 Considering the drastic fall of oil prices and considerable change in the North American oil industry coupled with increasingly stringent  24 Dec 2015 Canada's oil sands (also called tar sands) are one of the largest oil deposits on earth. Mining destroys the peat marshes covering these  Mining Tar SandS for Crude. Tar sands are composed of clay, sand, water, and bitumen (a heavy black hydrocarbon). Extracted bitumen can be refined into  There is no doubt that Canada is an energy superpower and that sustainable development of the oil sands is key to the country's economic prospects. 1 Sep 2010 The pace and scale of oil sands development has prompted these communities to question whether negative impacts outweigh positive 

Oil Sands Truth exists to disseminate information regarding the environmental, social and economic impacts of tar sands development projects being proposed and currently in progress. Oilsandstruth.org holds the view that nothing short of a full shut down of all related projects in all corners of North America can realistically tackle climate

Producing liquid fuels from oil sands is an energy intensive process that involves “in- situ” techniques to recover 4.3 The Drawbacks (Four Factors of Flaw) . 15 Dec 2010 environmental contaminant exposures from oil sands reaching Fort The only downside of this approach is that the sediments remain dilute  18 Nov 2019 “The media often concentrates on the negatives of the oil and gas industry and they ignore the positives—specifically, that this industry has taken  16 May 2019 About half of that amount, $130 billion, is related to the oil sands industry—mostly tailings ponds. For context, the combined market capitalisation 

1 Sep 2010 The pace and scale of oil sands development has prompted these communities to question whether negative impacts outweigh positive 

4 Jan 2019 The environmental impact of the oil sands is an issue that has been extremely divisive. As with the extraction and use of any fossil fuel, negative  31 Aug 2009 A scientific panel said Tuesday that weaknesses in measuring pollution from the Alberta oil sands must be corrected. Pollution is one argument  11 Mar 2020 Cons. Enormous GHG emissions. Oil sands are already Canada's largest source of CO2 emissions. Relatively low net energy return compared to  11 Apr 2019 Large enough to be seen from space, tailings ponds in Alberta's oil sands region are some of the biggest human-made structures on Earth. They 

11 Apr 2019 Large enough to be seen from space, tailings ponds in Alberta's oil sands region are some of the biggest human-made structures on Earth. They 

16 May 2013 So there you go. The tar sands are paying off for the oil companies, while everyday Canadians see little upside, and a whole lot of downside. Alberta's oil sands' proven reserves equal about 165.4 billion barrels (bbl). Crude bitumen production (mined and in situ) totalled about 2.8 million barrels per day (   15 Jan 2017 Considering the drastic fall of oil prices and considerable change in the North American oil industry coupled with increasingly stringent  24 Dec 2015 Canada's oil sands (also called tar sands) are one of the largest oil deposits on earth. Mining destroys the peat marshes covering these  Mining Tar SandS for Crude. Tar sands are composed of clay, sand, water, and bitumen (a heavy black hydrocarbon). Extracted bitumen can be refined into 

Global News takes a look at the pros and cons involved in developing the oil sands. A scientific panel said Tuesday that weaknesses in measuring pollution from the Alberta oil sands must be corrected. The environmental impact of the oil sands is an issue that has been extremely divisive. As with the extraction and use of any fossil fuel, negative environmental effects arise as a result of the extraction, upgrading, and processing of bitumen from the oil sands. Although some steps are being taken to reduce the severity of these impacts - such as reclamation - there are still associated climate, air, water, and other ecological effects. Tar sands are a fossil fuel resource. It is composed of sand, claw, water, and bitumen, which is an oil that is black and viscous. These sands can be mined, and then processed, to remove the bitumen. Once processed, then bitumen can be then refined into oil. -The oil sands provide thousands of jobs for people in Alberta. - With the addition of another player in the oil industry, there is a possibility that prices will be kept relatively low. This makes tar sands a game changer, in a playing field where oil companies have dominated for a long time. Cons Enormous GHG emissions. Oil sands are already Canada’s largest source of CO2 emissions. Relatively low net energy return compared to other sources List of Cons of Tar Sands. 1. Demands more energy. A lot of processes are involved in harvesting oil from tar pits. This would mean the use of plenty of machinery that will require a substantial amount of energy. The mere process of pulling oil out and up to the surface uses more machinery and energy than conventional drilling. The Cons of Oil Shale. 1. There’s no such thing as a free lunch in the oil industry. There will be an impact to the local population base that is focus on oil shale. There will be increased truck traffic, more rigs traveling to sites, and even more methane in the local atmosphere as the tight oil is broken apart and then extracted. 2.