• Canada has 171 billion barrels of oil that can be recovered using today’s technology with 165 billion barrels located in the oil sands region.
  • Canada’s oil sands are found in three deposits – the Athabasca, Peace River, and Cold Lake deposits in Alberta and Saskatchewan.
  • Oil sands production provides secure and reliable supply, reducing reliance on foreign imports and providing economic growth in both Canada and the U.S.
  • Crude oil derived from the oil sands is sent to refineries throughout North American to make gasoline, diesel, aviation fuel and other consumer products.
  • Transportation accounts for 23% of total energy that Canadians consume. That translates to 200 million litres of gasoline and diesel pumped across the country on a daily basis.
  • Thousands of everyday products get their start from crude oil including ink, crayons, dishwashing liquids, eyeglasses, tires, telephones and cosmetics.
  • In 2014-2015, more than 3,400 companies from across Canada had direct business with the oil sands.
  • By 2040, global demand for energy is expected to increase by 31%.

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