Tag Archives: oil sands

Alberta’s Tar Sands: All You Need to Know

Alberta tar sands

In this video, you will find out everything you need to know about Alberta’s tar sands After US President Joe Biden took office in January 2021, he directly took aim at the Alberta tar sands industry. This wasn’t limited to the cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would have transported Canadian oil into the […]

Pipeline Petroleum

Pipeline Petroleum

What is pipeline petroleum? Petroleum, also known as crude oil, is a common fossil fuel. Petroleum pipelines transport oil or natural gas liquids. It is the cheapest and most efficient method of moving the product from production wells, to refineries, to distribution centres. Nevertheless, numerous incidents have shown the detrimental effects petroleum pipelines can have […]

Latest News About Oil Sands

Oil barrel from Canada

Discover the latest news about oil sands, updated weekly on Action Aid Recycling Update: June 11th, 2021 Oil sands producers want net-zero carbon emissions without cutting oil production The oil sands industry came together this week to announce a commitment to net-zero carbon emissions, without any plans to cut oil production. On Wednesday 9th June […]

Fort McMurray’s Fire: How Did it Begin?

Fort McMurray’s Wildfire: How Did it Begin?

In spring 2016, the Fort McMurray fire forced the evacuation of almost 90,000 residents in Alberta, Canada and consumed about 590,000 hectares. It temporarily shut down 40 per cent of Canada’s total oil sands output, though it did not damage production facilities. Burning questions, such as how the fire started and why it was so […]

Canada’s Economy: News, Trends and Forecast

Canada’s Economy: News, Trends and Forecast

Canada economy news 2021  The Canadian economy contracted by 5.4 per cent in 2020 – worse than its neighbour, the United States, which saw a 3.7 per cent reduction. Its economic growth forecast for 2021 is 3.5 per cent, and the government has significant influence over which industries will benefit most from their recovery plan. […]