Shell Canada is one of the major producers of oil from the Athabasca tar sands and they have just announced a major expansion of oil sands production. They'll be adding 100,000 barrels per day of production. Unfortunately, while doing this, emissions of greenhouse gases from oil sands production is continuing to increase. Shell claims to have decreased their total emissions 5.6 percent below their 1990 levels. At the same time oil sands production has increased by 5 percent and that doesn't include the emissions produced when the extra oil is actually consumed. Click Read to see the Shell press release.
[Source: Shell Canada via GreenCarCongress]