Unit 3 : Energy Security Case Studies

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How many barrels of oil is contained in the Tar Sands?
2.5 trillion barrels! (more than Saudi Arabia's reserves)
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How many barrels a day was produced in 2011 by the Tar Sands?
3.5 million barrels a day.
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How many barrels a day is aimed to be produced in 2030 by the Tar Sands?
5 million barrels a day.
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How many barrels of both oil and water is needed to make one from the Oil Sands?
0.5 barrels of oil and 4 barrels of water.
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At what cost per barrel is the Tar Sands viable?
$30 a barrel (costs $15 per barrel compared with $2 for crude oil)
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How much area of forest have been removed due to the Tar Sands?
470km²
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What percentage of North Americas demand would be met by the Tar Sands in 2030?
16%
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Which lake is being affected by the Tar Sands?
Lake Athabasca. (Environmental concerns over the health of the fish)
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How many barrels a day was produced in 2011 by the Tar Sands?

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3.5 million barrels a day.

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How many barrels of both oil and water is needed to make one from the Oil Sands?

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At what cost per barrel is the Tar Sands viable?

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