Alberta estimated to have more recoverable oil than Saudi Arabia

Alberta Economic Development

June 5 2003

The recoverable oil reserves in the Alberta oil sands is estimated at over 300 billion barrels – more than Saudi Arabia’s 265 billion barrels.

Region: Northern Alberta – Fort McMurray (430 km north of Edmonton)
Category: Energy

Alberta is Canada’s leading producer of oil and gas, responsible for 70 per cent of the country’s crude oil and 80 per cent of its natural gas.

The recoverable oil reserves in the Alberta oil sands is estimated at over 300 billion barrels – more than Saudi Arabia’s 265 billion barrels.

Tours of the Fort McMurray oil sands production facilities of Syncrude and Suncor are available:

Suncor Energy Inc. is the world’s leader in mining and extraction:
Tours and Information:
Darlene Crowell
Suncor Energy Inc
Phone: (403) 205-6792
email: dcrowell@suncor.com
Syncrude Canada is the world’s largest oil sands producer:
Tours and Information:
Cherry Holland
Syncrude Canada
(780) 790-6348

Contact:
Charlotte Moran
Director of Communications
Alberta Energy
Phone: (780) 422-3667

Websites:
http://www.syncrude.com
http://www.suncor.com/bins/index.asp
http://www.energy.gov.ab.ca/

 

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