On the Edge: 1.6 million barrels per day of proposed tar sands oil on life support

May 29, 2015By Lorne StockmanBriefings, Reports, Resources 1 Comment

Oil Change International- May 2015 Download Briefing The Canadian tar sands is among the most carbon-intensive, highest-cost sources of oil in the world. Even prior to the precipitous drop in global oil prices late last year, three major projects were cancelled in the sector with companies unable to chart a profitable path forward. Since the … Read More

Wrong Side of the Tracks: Why Rail is not the Answer to the Tar Sands Market Access Problem

September 8, 2014By Lorne StockmanReports 6 Comments

Oil Change International, September 2014 Download full report This report examines the development of bitumen-by-rail at a time when its growth is expected to take a substantial leap. How much bitumen is actually moving by rail in 2014? What is the capacity of loading and unloading terminals that are realistically positioned to handle tar sands bitumen? How profitable is … Read More