Keystone XL Does Not Enhance U.S. Energy Security

October 5, 2011By Elizabeth BastFactsheets

Keystone XL is a proposed 1,700 mile crude oil pipeline that is designed to bring tar sands derived crude oil from Alberta, Canada to Texas. Its proponents claim that Keystone XL and the Canadian crude oil it will deliver will enhance U.S. energy security. This fact sheet explains why this claim is false.

Reserves Replacement Ratio in a Marginal Oil World

December 4, 2010By Lorne StockmanReports

Our research found that at least four of the top six IOCs have significantly relied on tar sands reserves additions to support RRR rates in the past five years. As a percentage of total liquids additions, tar sands represents between 26% and 71% of reserves additions for these four companies.

Tar Sands in Your Tank

May 10, 2010By Lorne StockmanReports

  This report reveals that petroleum products containing tar sands crude oil have been regularly entering the EU’s petroleum supply chain for some time, primarily through imports of diesel from the US Gulf Coast. If the proposed Keystone XL pipeline is built, bringing tar sands from Alberta to Gulf Coast refineries, the amount of tar … Read More

Shell’s Big Dirty Secret

June 1, 2009By Elizabeth BastReports

This new research paper rates the carbon intensity of the top international oil companies, revealing that Shell is now the most carbon intensive oil company in the world based on its total resources.