What's new in production ///

Glacier water: cycled, recycled, then cycled again. Canadian synthetic crude production stands at about 1.5 million bpd. Since it takes between 2.0 and 4.5 bbl of water to produce a barrel of syncrude, a lot of the Athabasca River is utilized. Recycling significantly reduces the amount of river water needed for the oil sands projects, but it has its limits.

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