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Each issue of EnviroStats consists of a short non-technical article on topics that feature statistics from environment surveys and administrative data.
Canada’s shifting sands: Oil production, distribution and implications, 2005 to 2014
by Lawrence McKeown with Corben Bristow and Anthony Caouette, Environment, Energy and Transportation Statistics Division
This article examines trends from 2005 to 2014 in Canadian oil production and distribution, as well as some possible implications. It focuses on two potential environmental concerns arising from these trends: the risk of accidents during transport and higher greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions related to overall industry growth and the increased extraction from non-conventional reserves.