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Alberta Oil Sands

Alberta Oil Sands
  • Author : Kevin E. Percy
  • Publsiher : Newnes
  • Release : 18 May 2022
  • ISBN : 008097760X
  • Pages : 496 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 ratings
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At 170 billion barrels, Canada's Oil Sands are the third largest reserves of developable oil in the world. The Oil Sands now produce about 1.6 million barrels per day, with production expected to double by 2025 to about 3.7 million barrels per day. The Athabasca Oil Sands Region (AOSR) in northeastern Alberta is the largest of the three oil sands deposits. Bitumen in the oil sands is recovered through one of two primary methods - mining and drilling. About 20 per cent of the reserves are close to the surface and can be mined using large shovels and trucks. Of concern are the effects of the industrial development on the environment. Both human-made and natural sources emit oxides of sulphur and nitrogen, trace elements and persistent organic compounds. Of additional concern are ground level ozone and greenhouse gases. Because of the requirement on operators to comply with the air quality regulatory policies, and to address public concerns, the not-for-profit, multi-stakeholder Wood Buffalo Environmental Association (WBEA) has since 1997 been closely monitoring air quality in AOSR. In 2008, WBEA assembled a distinguished group of international scientists who have been conducting measurements and practical research on various aspects of air emissions and their potential effects on terrestrial receptors. This book is a synthesis of the concepts and results of those on-going studies. It contains 19 chapters ranging from a global perspective of energy production, measurement methodologies and behavior of various air pollutants during fossil fuel production in a boreal forest ecosystem, towards designing and deploying a multi-disciplinary, proactive, and long-term environmental monitoring system that will also meet regulatory expectations. Covers measurement of emissions from very large industrial sources in a region with huge international media profile Validation of measurement technologies can be applied globally The new approaches to ecological monitoring described can be applied in other forested regions


Alberta Oil Sands

Alberta Oil Sands
  • Author : Kevin E. Percy
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Release : 18 May 2022
GET THIS BOOKAlberta Oil Sands

At 170 billion barrels, Canada's Oil Sands are the third largest reserves of developable oil in the world. The Oil Sands now produce about 1.6 million barrels per day, with production expected to double by 2025 to about 3.7 million barrels per day. The Athabasca Oil Sands Region (AOSR) in northeastern Alberta is the largest of the three oil sands deposits. Bitumen in the oil sands is recovered through one of two primary methods - mining and drilling. About 20 per cent of the reserves

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Developing Alberta's Oil Sands

Developing Alberta's Oil Sands
  • Author : Paul Anthony Chastko
  • Publisher : University of Calgary Press
  • Release : 01 January 2004
GET THIS BOOKDeveloping Alberta's Oil Sands

Alberta's oil sands represent a vast and untapped oil reserve that could reasonably supply all of Canada's energy needs for the next 475 years. With an estimated 300 billion barrels of recoverable oil at stake, the quest to develop this natural resource has been undertaken by many powerful actors, both nationally and internationally. Using research that integrates the economic, political, scientific, and business factors that have been influential in discovering and developing the sands, this book provides a comprehensive history of the

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Tar Sands

Tar Sands
  • Author : Andrew Nikiforuk
  • Publisher : Greystone Books Ltd
  • Release : 01 August 2010
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Tar Sands critically examines the frenzied development in the Canadian tar sands and the far-reaching implications for all of North America. Bitumen, the sticky stuff that ancients used to glue the Tower of Babel together, is the world’s most expensive hydrocarbon. This difficult-to-find resource has made Canada the number-one supplier of oil to the United States, and every major oil company now owns a lease in the Alberta tar sands. The region has become a global Deadwood, complete with

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Ethical Oil

Ethical Oil
  • Author : Ezra Levant
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart Limited
  • Release : 01 May 2011
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Canada's "no. 1 defender of freedom of speech" and the bestselling author of Shakedown makes the timely and provocative case that when it comes to oil, ethics matter just as much as the economy and the environment. In 2009, Ezra Levant's bestselling book Shakedown revealed the corruption of Canada's human rights commissions and was declared the "most important public affairs book of the year." In Ethical Oil, Levant turns his attention to another hot-button topic: the ethical cost of our addiction to

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Extracting Home in the Oil Sands

Extracting Home in the Oil Sands
  • Author : Clinton N. Westman,Tara L. Joly,Lena Gross
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 20 December 2019
GET THIS BOOKExtracting Home in the Oil Sands

The Canadian oil sands are one of the world’s most important energy sources and the subject of global attention in relation to climate change and pollution. This volume engages ethnographically with key issues concerning the oil sands by working from anthropological literature and beyond to explore how people struggle to make and hold on to diverse senses of home in the region. The contributors draw on diverse fieldwork experiences with communities in Alberta that are affected by the oil

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The Patch

The Patch
  • Author : Chris Turner
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 19 September 2017
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"In its heyday, the oilsands represented an industrial triumph and the culmination of a century of innovation, experiment, engineering, policy, and finance. Fort McMurray was a boomtown, the centre of a new gold rush, and the oilsands were reshaping the global energy, political, and financial landscapes. The future seemed limitless for the city and those who drew their wealth from the bitumen-rich wilderness. But in 2008, a new narrative for the oilsands emerged. As financial markets collapsed and the scientific reality

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Beautiful Destruction

Beautiful Destruction
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Rocky Mountain Books Ltd
  • Release : 18 May 2022
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The Alberta oil/tar sands are a place of superlatives, of awesome beauty and equally awesome destruction. They are a kaleidoscope of contrasts, colours and patterns keeping time with the seemingly unstoppable movement of machinery, smoke and effluent set in an immense boreal landscape with its own immutable patterns, cadence and cycles. Beautiful Destruction is a large-format, high-quality photography book that uses over 100 stunning, full-colour aerial photographs to transcend the polarities that dominate public discourse of the largest industrial project

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Upgrading Oilsands Bitumen and Heavy Oil

Upgrading Oilsands Bitumen and Heavy Oil
  • Author : Murray R. Gray
  • Publisher : University of Alberta
  • Release : 17 April 2015
GET THIS BOOKUpgrading Oilsands Bitumen and Heavy Oil

"The emphasis throughout is to link the fundamentals of the molecules through to the economic drivers for the industry, because this combination determines the technology used for processing."-From the Introduction The high demand for quality petroleum products necessitates ongoing innovation in the science and engineering underlying oilsands extraction and upgrading. Beginning with a thorough grounding in the composition, fluid properties, reaction behaviour, and economics of bitumen and heavy oil, Murray Gray then delves into current processing technologies, particularly those

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Oil's Deep State

Oil's Deep State
  • Author : Kevin Taft
  • Publisher : James Lorimer & Company
  • Release : 01 September 2017
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Why have democratic governments failed to take serious steps to reduce carbon emissions despite dire warnings and compelling evidence of the profound and growing threat posed by global warming? Most of the writing on global warming is by scientists, academics, environmentalists, and journalists. Kevin Taft, a former leader of the opposition in Alberta, brings a fresh perspective through the insight he gained as an elected politician who had an insider's eyewitness view of the role of the oil industry. His

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Alberta’s Lower Athabasca Basin

Alberta’s Lower Athabasca Basin
  • Author : Brian M. Ronaghan
  • Publisher : Athabasca University Press
  • Release : 24 May 2017
GET THIS BOOKAlberta’s Lower Athabasca Basin

Over the past two decades, the oil sands region of northeastern Alberta has been the site of unprecedented levels of development. Alberta's Lower Athabasca Basin tells a fascinating story of how a catastrophic ice age flood left behind a unique landscape in the Lower Athabasca Basin, one that made deposits of bitumen available for surface mining. Less well known is the discovery that this flood also produced an environment that supported perhaps the most intensive use of boreal forest resources

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Tar Swan

Tar Swan
  • Author : David Martin
  • Publisher : NeWest Press
  • Release : 01 April 2018
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Tar Swan is a multi-voiced reckoning that surveys the mythos of the Alberta oil sands with an approach that is both lyrical and experimental. The poems feature four voices: an oil sands developer (in public and in private), his plant mechanic, an archeologist excavating the remains of the operation years later, and a mythical swan. David Martin's debut collection is comprised of expansive and richly written poems, built on a lore-laden language, which explore the human and environmental cost of

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First World Petro-Politics

First World Petro-Politics
  • Author : Laurie Adkin
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release : 04 August 2016
GET THIS BOOKFirst World Petro-Politics

First World Petro-Politics examines the vital yet understudied case of a first world petro-state facing related social, ecological, and economic crises in the context of recent critical work on fossil capitalism. A wide-ranging and richly documented study of Alberta’s political ecology – the relationship between the province’s political and economic institutions and its natural environment – the volume tackles questions about the nature of the political regime, how it has governed, and where its primary fractures have emerged. Its authors

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Oil Sands Scientist: The Letters of Karl A. Clark, 1920-1949

Oil Sands Scientist: The Letters of Karl A. Clark, 1920-1949
  • Author : Mary Clark Sheppard
  • Publisher : University of Alberta
  • Release : 18 May 1989
GET THIS BOOKOil Sands Scientist: The Letters of Karl A. Clark, 1920-1949

This collection of leters from the early 1920s to the late 1940s by Dr. Karl A. Clark chronicles the development of the hot water separation process for producing oil from the Athabasca oil sands in Alberta.

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PAHs

PAHs
  • Author : Peter E. T. Douben
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 25 July 2003
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Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), or polyarenes, are one of the largest and most structurally diverse class of organic molecules known. High percentages of polyarenes, representing a wide range of molecular sizes and structural types, are present in coal tars and petroleum residues. The major sources of PAHs are crude oil, coal and oil shale. The fuels produced from these fossil sources constitute the primary source of energy for the industrial nations of the world, and the petrochemicals from these raw

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