Lifecycle Analysis

Oil Sands work even with carbon pricing

via RAND_TR580.sum.pdf application/pdf Object.

More on this later, but according to this lifecycle analysis, oil produced from the oil sands of Alberta can be cost competitive with crude oil even if carbon costs are taken into account.

However, ramp up of production will lead to very high water usage and massive local and regional impacts.

In other words, Alberta, you’re screwed, rest of the world, you’ll die at the same rate!