Fri Dec 16, 2011, 10:58 PM
Spazito (31,067 posts)
Oilsands' carbon emissions rising
The intensity of oilsands carbon emissions — the amount of greenhouse gases created per every barrel of oil produced — increased by two per cent between 2009 and 2010, according to an industry report.
The 2010 Responsible Canadian Energy progress report by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) also found that overall greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the oilsands rose 14 per cent in the same time period as the number of oilsands operations expanded.
"The increase in total GHG emissions is a result of the significant increase in both mining and in situ production, both of which require more fuel — for mine trucks, in situ steam production and upgraders," read the report.
This report is from CAPP, the Industry Assn itself, so you can be sure they put the best light on this they could and it's still BAD news.
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