One-third of Canada’s gas used to produce oil sand crude

Nearly one-third of the gas burned in Canada in 2016 was used to produce crude from the country’s oil sands.
By Staff reporter 21 April 2017 0 25590

Nearly one-third of the gas burned in Canada in 2016 was used to produce crude from the country’s oil sands, according to a report published this week by Canadian regulator the National Energy Board.

Nearly 68 million cubic metres per day (MMcm/d) of gas was used for oil sands production in Alberta during the year, an increase of 226% from 21 MMcm/d in 2005. Environmentalists have criticised the move, calling it a waste.

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