Alberta Tar Sands: A North American Overview Alberta's internationally recognised "tar sand" reserves are now put at the equivalent of more than 175 billion barrels of crude oil. The Athabasca tar sands are located in the northeastern portion of the Canadian province of Alberta, near the city of Fort McMurray. The area is only sparsely populated, and in the late 1950s, it was primarily a wilderness outpost of a few hundred people whose main economic activities included fur trapping and salt mining. Before and after?: a forest in northern Alberta staked out by tar sands prospectors and the Suncor Millennium tar sands site, Alberta in the March 2009 issue of National Geographic (Photo: Peter A proposal for a new oil sands project in northern Alberta is renewing discussion about the relationship between the energy sector, environment, and economy. A new book of aerial photographs, Beautiful Destruction, captures the awesome scale and devastating impact of Alberta’s oil sands with stunning colours, contrasts and patterns. The book also
Aerial view of chopped down Boreal forest near a tar sands mine north of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. The Alberta Tar Sands are the largest deposits of their
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. 25 Sep 2014 Buried just beneath a layer of muskeg and forest in northern Alberta, Canada, lies a 50,000 square mile reservoir of heavy crude oil, possibly Alberta's oil sands lie beneath 142,200 km² of land in the following areas of Northern Alberta: Athabasca; Cold Lake; Peace River. Reserves up to 75 metres Oil sands deposits are found in dozens of countries throughout the world. Canada's oil sands are located almost exclusively in northern Alberta in three How the tar-sands boom is quickly but quietly ripping up the forest and turning Northern Alberta into a global environmental hotspot The road to Fort McMurray, The mineable area extends to some 3,400km² (1,300 square miles) north of Fort McMurray, in northern Alberta. Geology type. Oil sands comprising a mixture of 83
23 Oct 2016 Reclaiming Colonized Landscapes in the Northern Alberta Oil Sands drive north of Fort McMurray in the heart of Alberta's oil sands region,
23 Oct 2016 Reclaiming Colonized Landscapes in the Northern Alberta Oil Sands drive north of Fort McMurray in the heart of Alberta's oil sands region, The Syncrude oil sands plant is seen north of Fort McMurray, Alberta. The oil sands give Alberta the third largest reserves in the world, but extracting the oil is energy-intensive and destructive to the landscape. Megan Moore. The Alberta Tar Sands, located in northern Canada, contain the largest deposits of bitumen oil in the world. The tar sands hold a mixture of sand, water, clay and bitumen (see Bitumen), a heavy oil that is coveted by many major companies. The Athabasca oil sands, also known as the Athabasca tar sands, are large deposits of bitumen or extremely heavy crude oil, located in northeastern Alberta, Canada – roughly centred on the boomtown of Fort McMurray. These oil sands, hosted primarily in the McMurray Formation, consist of a mixture of crude bitumen
9 Apr 2019 The Alberta tar sands under 4.3 million hectares of Boreal forest, hold Northern Gateway Project Federal Environmental Assessment Team
Indeed, the oil sands comprise virtually all of Canada's reserves. square miles) in the Athabasca, Cold Lake and Peace River areas in northern Alberta. 26 Jul 2019 Canadian energy regulators recommended approval of an oil sands mine proposed by Teck Resources Ltd in northern Alberta, saying 9 Apr 2019 The Alberta tar sands under 4.3 million hectares of Boreal forest, hold Northern Gateway Project Federal Environmental Assessment Team Kearl is considered one of Canada's highest-quality oil sands deposits and is being kilometres (76 square miles) in the Athabasca region of northern Alberta. We're Cenovus – a Canadian oil company – and you've arrived at one of our largest oil sands projects, located in northern Alberta. You're seeing our entire facility,
Tar-sands trouble in Northern Alberta. The road to Fort McMurray, Alberta, formally begins about 200 kilometres north of Edmonton, just past the busy Al Pac pulp mill and a small village called Amber Valley. Until 1970, Highway 63 didn't even appear on a map.
According to a 2003 estimate, Alberta has the capacity to produce 174.5 billion barrels of oil. Only 20 percent of the oil sands lie near the surface where they can
How the tar-sands boom is quickly but quietly ripping up the forest and turning Northern Alberta into a global environmental hotspot . The road to Fort McMurray, Alberta, formally begins about 200 kilometres north of Edmonton, just past the busy Al Pac pulp mill and a small village called Amber Valley. Until 1970, Highway 63 didn't even appear on a map. Since then the 240-kilometre-long, two-lane road has become the critical artery in and out of Canada's fastest-growing city. Drivers in the Impacts to US and Canadian Indigenous Communities. In Northern Alberta, laying beneath 10.6 MILLION ACRES (4.3 million hectares), an area the size of Florida, are tar sands that are a mixture of sand, clay, and a heavy crude oil or tarry substance called bitumen. The Alberta Tar Sands. Buried just beneath a layer of muskeg and forest in northern Alberta, Canada, lies a 50,000 square mile reservoir of heavy crude oil, possibly holding 2 trillion barrels of recoverable oil. These bitumen deposits require a lot of effort to extract, recover, and pre-process before the oil can be sent to conventional refineries. Alberta's oil sands has the third largest oil reserves in the world, after Venezuela and Saudi Arabia. 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 (bbl/d) in 2017. That's eight times the amount of reserves in Saudi Arabia. The oil sands are buried under forests in Alberta that are the size of Florida. The oil here doesn't come gushing out of the sand the way it does in the Middle East. The oil is in the sand.