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Shell to Produce Five Times More Oil from Tar Sands

Despite the risks to the climate, Shell is gearing up for a huge expansion of its carbon-intensive tar sands operation in Canada at a time when it has been struggling to replace conventional reserves.

“Canadian heavy oil, where we have 20bn barrels of resources, is a classical new technology and integration play that Shell can do well. Alberta has the potential to become a major production heartland for Shell for decades to come,” Shell’s CEO, Van der Veer has admitted.

The Anglo-Dutch oil group is producing 155,000 barrels a day from tar sands, had plans to raise this to 500,000 barrels and has just formally applied for a licence to enable it to raise that figure to 770,000.

You can be sure of Shell…. To fry the climate.


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