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Shell’s Oil Sands Business
Canada’s oil sands are the world’s third largest crude reserves. With global energy demand predicted to double in the first half of this century, they will continue to be an important part of the global energy mix.
Oil sands also represent an historic challenge and opportunity for Canada. With a tremendous industry and strategic resource, the country is uniquely positioned to supply an abundance of energy to the world. But how to produce more energy while at the same reducing environmental impacts is one of the great global challenges of our time.
Shell is committed to developing the oil sands in the most responsible way possible so that this valuable commodity continues to benefit Canadians and can contribute to an improved standard of living for people around the world.
Shell Albian Sands is the mining portion of the Athabasca Oil Sands Project and consists of the Muskeg River and Jackpine mines.
Oil sands resources too deep to be mined are recovered in place or in situ, by drilling wells.
Shell is committed to developing the oil sands responsibly with a focus on land, water and greenhouse gases.
Learn more about Shell Canada Oil Sands
Shell Canada’s operations produce enough energy each day to meet the world’s oil demand for more than four minutes. That may not sound like much, but it is an important contribution – it is more than four minutes of energy for the entire world each day.
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