Oil sands GHG lifecycle study using operating data finds lower emitting oil sands cases outperform higher emitting conventional crude cases; a call for more sophisticated tools and reporting
Green Car Congress
JULY 7, 2012
Well-to-wheel (WTW) greenhouse gas emissions for in situ SAGD and surface mining pathways generated employing GHOST/TIAX/ GHGenius combination and comparison with SAGD, mining and conventional crude oil literature pathways (all results are on a HHV basis). The LCA, reported in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology , is the first based on confidential operating data from oil sands projects, the authors said. 74% of WTW emissions in our oil sands pathways.